15.136J | Fall 2013 | Graduate
Principles and Practice of Drug Development

Calendar

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1

Introduction From Discovery to Market: An Integrated View

Instructors: Charles L. Cooney, Ph. D

 
2

Brief Economic History of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Instructors: Stan N. Finkelstein, M. D

 
3

The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Drug Development Process; Basic Science

Instructors: Anthony J. Sinskey, Sc. D.

 
4

Business of Biopharmaceuticals

Guest Lecturer: Robert Mulroy, M. P. P. M., Director, President & CEO,
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

Guest Lecturer: Sumit Khedekar, Director, Global Healthcare Group, 
Bank of America, Merrill Lynch

 
5

Accelerating Cancer Cures: A Global Frontier

Guest Lecturer: Jason Sager, M. D., Head of Early Development Oncology Portfolio, 
Sanofi

Guest Lecturer: Christoph Lengauer, Ph. D., MBA, Chief Scientific Officer, 
Blueprint Medicines

 
6

Clinical Drug Development

Guest Lecturer: Clet Niyikiza, Ph. D., Executive Vice President, 
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

Project outline / proposal due
7

Drug Delivery Systems

Guest Lecturer: Luís Almeida, Ph. D., Professor, 
João Nuno Moreira, Ph. D., Professor, 
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal

 
8

Regulation

Instructors: Stan N. Finkelstein, M. D.

Emerging Pharmaceutical Science and Technology I

Guest Lecturer: Brock Reeve, MPhil, MBA, Executive Director, 
Harvard Stem Cell Institute

 
9

Manufacturing I

Instructors: Charles L. Cooney, Ph. D. 
G. K. Raju, Ph. D.

 
10

Reimbursement

Instructors: Stan N. Finkelstein, M. D.

Emerging Pharmaceutical Science and Technology II

Guest Lecturer: Lee L. Rubin, Ph. D., Professor, 
Regenerative Medicine, Harvard

 
11

Manufacturing II

Instructors: Charles L. Cooney, Ph. D. 
G. K. Raju, Ph. D.

Guest Lecturer: Ajaz Hussain, Ph. D., Principal, 
Insight, Advice & Solutions, LLC

Progress report due
12

Manufacturing III

Instructors: Charles L. Cooney, Ph. D. 
G. K. Raju, Ph. D.

 
13 Student Presentations  
14 Final Class Final Paper due