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Drug Discovery of Biologics

Drug Discovery of Biologics explains the steps involved in discovering new biologics, with a special focus on therapeutic antibodies. Learn the criteria used by researchers to for early target screening, select, validation, optimization, and determining when a drug target should be transitioned from discovery to development. Bonus content includes information on antibody diversity, affinity maturation, and key CMC challenges and how to overcome them.

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  • List the steps of discovery and lead optimization for biologics.
  • Explain target ID and selection considerations.
  • Explain how affinity maturation is tied to pharmaceutical liabilities.
  • Describe antibody diversity, IgG subtypes, and alternative formats.
  • Discuss the typical criteria for advancement of development candidates.

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Drug Discovery of Biologics Course Syllabus
Course Price:
$150 USD
BIO Member Price:
$120 USD
Course Length:
45 minutes
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Completion Period:
2 weeks
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Certificate Requirements

  • Pass course exam with a 70% or higher
  • Complete the course evaluation
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