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Analyze the Market Potential of a Biotech Startup
Anjanei Dhayalan
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Analyze the Market Potential of a Biotech Startup

Evaluate a biotech startup and learn to think like a Shark from Shark Tank.

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8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Intermediate
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

In this Build Project, you’ll act as a Biotech Analyst, creating an Investment Research Thesis for a biotech company. Guided by an experienced Build Fellow, you'll conduct research, perform due diligence, and develop analytical models to assess the competitive landscape, regulatory environment, and market trends. You'll gain hands-on experience with industry tools, clinical trial data, and financial modeling. This practical experience offers essential skills for understanding biotech startups and navigating their risks and opportunities.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    June 24, 2024
  • Application deadline
    July 21, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    August 5, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Data Analysis and modelling using Google Sheets
  • Research and Information Synthesis using clinicaltrials.gov
  • Presentation and Communication through writing diligence reports  
Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introductions & Project Setup
2
Drug Development Failure Rates
3
PubMed Query and Reporting
4
Scientific Fundamentals of Drug Types
5
Clinical Trials Query
6
Research Synthesis
7
Gene and Cell Therapy Deep Dive
8
Presentations!

Prerequisites

  • Intermediate knowledge of biotechnology concepts: You should be familiar with high school biology and chemistry (at the level taught in AP courses).  
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint (or similar Google tools): You should be able to use them to do simple data analysis and report your findings.

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Anjanei Dhayalan
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Anjanei Dhayalan is a Natural Sciences Build Fellow at Open Avenues, mentoring students in Biotechnology and Drug Development projects.

He also works as a Technical Operations Manager at Synthego Corporation, where he focuses on scaling and sustaining operations for GMP and RUO quality single guide RNA (sgRNA) products.

With seven years of diverse biotech experience, Anjanei has made significant contributions to scientific innovation, operational excellence, and cross-functional leadership. His notable achievements include scaling SARS-CoV-2 vaccine production and managing projects on encapsulating proteins for anti-cancer therapies using novel mechanisms.

He holds a Master's in Drug Development and Product Management from UC San Diego. Outside of work, Anjanei enjoys exploring new hot sauces.

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