This course will educate students about the processes involved in drug and medical device development and commercialization. Upon completion of the course, students will be better equipped to compete and collaborate with big pharmaceutical companies. The course will include presentations on drug development, the FDA, patent law, clinical trials, pricing policy, drug sales, financial analysis and related topics. It will also include presentations on specific biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including an analysis of present and future performance. Students will be expected to actively participate in 15 meetings over a two-year period (there are 10 meetings each year), follow a single company for a year, and formally present a company and evaluate its prospects.