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Arent Fox Attorneys Teach Graduate Business Course on Legal Aspects of Biotech

NEW YORK – Earlier this year, Yeshiva University’s Katz Graduate Business School introduced a new 36-credit Master of Science in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship (BME) designed to prepare future business leaders in the life sciences to successfully navigate the complex process of launching new medical drugs, biologics, and devices into the marketplace.

Patent Partner Jeff Vockrodt and Life Sciences Counsel Brian J. Malkin are are co-teaching the class “Intellectual Property, Regulation and Compliance for Biotechnology” with guest lecturers  from Arent Fox LLP and members of the biotechnology industry. The class is part of a curriculum on advanced topics in pharmacology, biologics, biodevices, clinical trials, biostatistics, and analytics, along with finance, marketing, intellectual property law, and new business development.

Guest lecturers for the course include Arent Fox attorneys Karen Ellis Carr, Alexander H. Spiegler, and Stephanie Trunk, as well as Rose and Associates, LLC Founder and President Lucy Rose, VP Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for Aquestive Therapeutics Rikin Mehta, Mount Sinai IRB Chair for the Program for the Protection of Human Subjects Ilene Wilets, and AgTech Accelerator Director of IP, Regulatory & Product Development Megan Lyman.

Mr. Vockrodt and Mr. Malkin have international practices advising companies on patent and regulatory matters involving chemical and life science technologies. Mr. Vockrodt is a former patent examiner in the United Patent & Trademark Office. Mr. Malkin is a former regulatory counsel at FDA’s Office of the Commissioner and Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

“Katz’s MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship is a necessary educational program in New York City that will help train the next generation of biotechnology entrepreneurs seeking to bring new ideas from the bench to market to patients,” said Mr. Malkin. “I am teaching this course because I believe it is important for thought leaders in the life science industry to develop the next generation of talent. Our students are smart and hard working. I’m excited to help them consider New York City as their home base and to continue building the city’s emerging life sciences ecosystem.”

Dr. Rana Khan, founding director of the Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship Program at the Katz School, said, “This program fills a critical need in the biotechnology education arena to prepare high-value professionals and entrepreneurs. What sets it apart is an interdisciplinary curriculum that weaves in science with business and management and a project-based focus to develop entrepreneurial thinkers who can successfully navigate the complex process of commercializing new products and remedies.”

Arent Fox’s Life Sciences group understands the challenge of a crowded market and the underlying technologies and confidentiality issues surrounding life sciences products and research. We help our clients manage the entire product life cycle, from scientific breakthrough through product development and production, to financing and global marketing and distribution.

About Arent Fox
Founded in 1942, Arent Fox is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and the law intersect. With more than 400 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.


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