How to transform a scientific discovery into an entrepreneurial pharma project: the Panoxyvir experience
Academic year 2019/2020
- Teaching staff
- Prof. David Lembo (Titolare del corso)
Dott. Andrea Civra
- Teaching period
- Da definire
- A distanza
Sommario del corso
The aim of the present lecture is to describe the tools necessary to found, develop, and manage an innovative startup in the life science field.
Teaching tools: Powerpoint presentation
Methods: Frontal lecture
Learning assessment methods
At the end of the speech, the PhD students will be asked to answer to adequate revision questions about the topics discussed during the lecture.
During one lecture, the steps necessary to assess the industrial exploitability of a scientific idea will be discussed, including the topics that must be delivered in a business plan (including the intellectual property), and how to build an elevator pitch deck. An added attraction at the lecture will be the case history of Panoxyvir ltd, a pharma startup and academic spinoff of the University of Turin. In the light of the previous points, the experience of Panoxyvir will be exploited as a tool to describe the main pitfalls that must be faced during the development of a pharma startup (including the search for seed funds, the management team, the choice of the proper market positioning, and the fulfillment of the necessary regulatory requirements).
Suggested readings and bibliography