SCN – Health Science Industry Training

The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is partnering with OBIO® to offer the Health Science Industry Training course, delivered through OBIO’s popular Health to Business Bridge Program. This 27-hour virtual course will empower participants with the skills and knowledge to commercialize a therapeutic product or work in the health science industry.

Application Deadline: May 16, 2024
Program Dates: Weekly on June 24 through August 20, 2024
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. weekly on one evening a week (day of the week TBC)
Location: Online
Language: English

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Program highlights
  • Comprehensive training to build a solid foundation in the health science industry for commercialization of biotechnology products
  • With a focus on health science, training modules are taught by industry experts and are intended to be hands-on and interactive including group case study discussions and workshops to practice skills and prepare trainees for real-world job expectations
  • Training is delivered virtually over 9 weeks via Zoom, scheduled once a week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET, with one 3-hour module covered per week
  • Participants will receive access to module slide decks and video recordings for each session

Training modules include:

  • Innovation and commercialization
  • Project management
  • IP and licencing
  • Market intelligence
  • QMS & GMP
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Finance, partnerships and contracts
  • Professional skills and business communications


Learning outcomes will be measured via assessments for each module; successful fulfilment of these assessments is required to receive a certificate of completion. Training participants will have access to the OBIO Job Board and Talent Network™, which features listings from health science companies across Canada that are hiring. The OBIO Job Board and Talent Network supports health science companies with job posting and candidate recruitment, enhancing the capacity of employers to address challenges in growing their workforce with industry-ready talent.


Who should apply?

Committed and driven graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research/scientific associates who are:

  • Working in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • Looking to gain skills and knowledge to commercialize a therapeutic product or work in the health science industry
  • Interested to learn which careers are available in the health science industry


SCN will offer a Certificate of Completion for this event. To be eligible to receive a certificate, participants must:

  • Attend the entire workshop; and
  • Complete the post-event survey.

Please note: The Certification of Completion is a document demonstrating your attendance at a training event. It is not a credential, as it is not issued based on proof of learning or knowledge attainment.

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