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Course Code: KPE-C-22

Course Title: KPE’s Certificate Program in Biologic (Biotech & Biosimilar) Regulation & Strategic Management

Course Objective: Working Professionals & B.Pharm/D.Pharm/ B.Sc/ Any graduates or those who are in 3rd / final year of those courses, who want to make career in biopharmaceutical marketing, business development and regulatory affairs, can pursue the course.

Nature of the Course: Distance & e-Learning

Course Description:This online course – KPE’s Certificate Program in Biologic (Biotech & Biosimilar) Regulation & Strategic Management training course utilizes interactive learning tools to guide each participant through the steps of the biotech and biosimilar drugs development process and regulation. The course is designed to challenge users to apply what they have learned through the use of interactive exercises, reflection questions, expert live chat and a final assessment at the end of the course.

The course can be completed at any pace, allowing the user to stop and start at their leisure.

Features of the Course:

1. Comprehensive study material covering all important aspects of Biosimilar regulation.

2. Understanding/ Decision Making/ Strategy Creation in the field of Biosimilar regulation.

3. Live Pharma  Case Study –  File for easy understanding in biologics-biosimilar regulations and its implications.

4. Specialized modules on demand

5. Certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

1 Month

Course Content Deliverables:

1. Printable Module can be downloaded by visiting to your dashboard.

2. Access the E-Modules online with user id and password.

3. Attend e-lectures.

4. Access to case study file online

5. All e-study material contains self assessment computer based test.

6. Flexible online final examination.

Printable Modules 

Module 1 Drug Discovery and Development Process
Module 2 Biopharmaceutical – Detailed Understanding 
Module 3 Biosimilar 
Module 4 Biosimilar Development Process
Module 5 Biopharmaceutical Industry 
Module 6 EU Biosimilar guidelines
Module 7 Biosimilar guidelines in different regions 
Module 8 Licensing and Technology Transfer in Biopharmaceutical Industry 
Module 9 Biopharma Case Studies

Other than books, you will also get the online modules – electures, case studies etc. which you can access by login with your access credentials. 

Biologic & Biosimilar Regulation and Registration course is structured as follows:

  • Biotech Drug Development Process
    Overview of the development of a biotech product – clarify the difference between synthetic drugs, biologics and biotech products .
  • Biotech Regulation – Key Understanding
    US drugs vs. Biologics Law: Understand the differences in regulatory philosophy between small molecules and biotech product regulation
  • Preclinical and Clinical Research Design
    An examination of preclinical and clinical research designs. Emphasis is on identifying and addressing challenges associated with elements of good laboratory and clinical practice and qualifying and managing a laboratory for a clinical trial. Discussion covers best practices for planning research and collecting, analyzing, and reporting data from drug/device development studies.
  • Analytical techniques for the Biotech Drugs
    Understand the need for using a range of analytical methods in the characterization of biotech product.
  • Product Life Cycle Approval, Production, and Marketing for Bio-pharmaceuticals
    An in-depth study of the product life cycle for biopharmaceuticals. Focus is on the various stages within the life cycle from conceptualization of a product pipeline in research and development through postmarket surveillance and production. Topics include regulatory submission, approval, production, and the postmarket environment for both drugs and devices. Challenges surrounding the approval and naming of follow-on biologics are addressed. Discussion also covers combination medicines, the stages of a drug pipeline and risk assessment at each stage, and the decreasing productivity of the drug pipeline. The role of a contract research organization in testing and approval is explained, and the nature of the support services they provide to the biotechnology and devices industry is explored.
  • Global Biotechnology Business
    Topics include international biotechnology issues, global harmonization efforts, and the cultural impact of biotechnologies. Discussion also covers domestic and International business considerations and international regulatory requirements.

Practical Case Studies – Applications of Biotech Regulatory Affairs
A capstone study of regulatory affairs related to the biotechnology industry that integrates knowledge and skills gained from previous study.

  • Introduction to Global biopharmaceutical Industry. Overview of General Regulation.
  • Biotech Drug Discovery and Development Process
  • Biotech Drugs Classification. Important classes.
  • Introduction to Biotech Industry – Global and Indian. Leading Biotech companies and their product and pipeline analysis
  • Regulation in Biotech Industry
  • Overview of patent in biotech industry.
  • Introduction to Biosimilar. Meaning of Biosimilar vs. Follow on biologics.
  • Difference between biosimilar and generic drugs.
  • Key important issues in Biotech and biosimilar product manufacturing.
  • GMP requirements in biotech industry.
  • General approval process of biosimilar products.
  • Biosimilar Development project management – timeline creation with business outcome

Country specific regulation  in Biosimilar Products –

  • Biotech and Biosimilar regulation in US
  • Biotech and Biosimilar regulation in EU
  • Major differences in US and EU
  • Biosimilar regulation and registration in India
  • Biosimilar policies in the UK, Use of biosimilars in Europe, EMEA regulation on biosimilar
  • Registration of biosimilar in other different countries


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Course Flow and Timeline

Section 1Introduction to Biopharmaceuticals
Lecture 1Introduction: Biopharmaceuticals
Lecture 2Classification & Detailed Understanding on Biopharmaceuticals
Lecture 3Introduction to Biosimilar
Lecture 4Chemical Drugs Vs. Biologic Drugs
Lecture 5Principle of Naming of Biologics
Section 2Global Biopharmaceutical Market
Lecture 6Current Trends in Biopharmaceutical Market
Lecture 7Dynamics of Biopharmaceutical Market
Lecture 8Challenges of Biopharmaceutical Industry
Lecture 9Biopharmaceutical Market Segmentation
Lecture 10Market Share of Different Class of Biopharmaceuticals
Lecture 11Blockbuster Biologic - Classifications, Indications, Global Sales
Lecture 12Market Understanding: Leading Biosimilar Companies
Lecture 13Market Understanding: Top Leading Brands
Section 3Detailed Understanding of different therapeutic classes of Biologics
Lecture 14Recombinant Proteins
Lecture 15Monoclonal Antibodies Vs. Polyclonal Antibodies
Lecture 16Monoclonal Antibodies : Detailed Understanding
Lecture 17Synthetic Immunomodulators
Lecture 18Production of Monoclonal Antibodies
Lecture 19Cytokines
Lecture 20Interferon
Lecture 21Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (EPOs)
Section 4Biopharmaceutical Regulatory Approval Process
Lecture 22R&D Process & Introduction to discovery, development to commercialization process
Lecture 23Investigational New Drug Application
Lecture 24New Drug Application (NDA) 
Lecture 25Biological Licensing Application (BLA)  | 351(a) application | Form 356h | Differentiation with NDA | Timeline | Handling FDA queries
Lecture 26Basic concept and understanding of the Generic Drug
Lecture 27Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA)  - Filing Requirement
Lecture 28Abbreviated Biosimilar Application - 351(k): Advance Strategic Planning Process : Originator Vs. Biosimilar Development and Regulatory Approval Process | Reference Biologic | Purple Book | Data Requirements
Lecture 29505(j) ANDA, 505(b)(2) NDA, 505(b)(1) NDA
Lecture 30Purple Book: Significance | Searching | Assignments
Lecture 31Nomenclature of biosimilars
Lecture 32Vaccine development and approval Process
Lecture 33REMS Strategic Planning 
Lecture 34PDUFA & BsUFA For Biologics
Lecture 35Clinical Trial - Advance Understanding
Lecture 36Advance Learning on 505B2 Pathway
Lecture 37FDA Forms and How to fill the resources
Lecture 38Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls 
Lecture 39Strategic Discussion: PreIND, EOP1, EOP2 - What to expect !
Lecture 40Learning from New Drug Approvals
Lecture 41Patent & Exclusivity - Strategic Understanding | Patent Restoration| Orphan Drug Exclusivity (ODE) 
Lecture 42USFDA expedited programs for Biologic Approval
Section 5Bio Manufacturing Process
Lecture 43Stages of Biosimilar development
Lecture 44Strategic Consideration for Biosimilar Development 
Lecture 45Concept of Reference Biologics
Lecture 46Detailed Manufacturing Process
Lecture 47Concept of Interchangeability in Biosimilar Development
Lecture 48Studies required for approval of biosimilar
Lecture 49Demonstrating Biosimilarity: A More Complex Task 
Lecture 50Difference between Bioreactor and Fermentor
Section 6Biopharmaceutical Patents - Biosimilar Entry / Exclusivity - Case Learnings
Lecture 51Practical Training on understanding of Biopharmaceutical Patent
Lecture 52Biopharmaceutical Exclusivity / protections
Lecture 53Patent Protection Small Molecules Vs. Innovator Biologics
Lecture 54Regulatory Exclusivity for Small Molecules Vs. Biosimilars
Lecture 55Steps Know How & Key Points - Patent Application
Lecture 56Fundamental Understanding of Patent, Trademark Licensing and related terminology
Section 7Principles for Development of Similar Biologics
Lecture 57Selection of Reference Biologics
Lecture 58Manufacturing Process Development for Biosimilar
Lecture 59Quality Based Considerations for Similar Biologics
Lecture 60Data Requirements for Preclinical Studies
Lecture 61Post-Market Data for Similar Biologics
Section 8Biosimilar Guidelines in Different Regions
Lecture 62WHO Regulatory Guidelines
Lecture 63European Union (EMA)
Lecture 64United States of America (US FDA)
Lecture 65Japan - PMDA
Lecture 66Korea (KFDA)
Lecture 67Canada (Health Canada)
Lecture 68China - SFDA
Lecture 69India (Central Drugs Standard Control Organization)
Lecture 70Jordan (Jordan Food and Drug Administration)
Lecture 71Middle East
Section 9Biosimilar Development to Commercialization : Case Studies
Lecture 72Biosimilar Development Timeline
Lecture 73Case Study New mAB approval: Avelumab for metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma (mMCC)
Section 10Biopharmaceutical Strategic Management
Lecture 74Patents Vs. exclusivity
Lecture 75Regulatory Strategies in different phases of Clinical Trial
Lecture 76Advance study on Para IV Filing
Lecture 77Para IV Notices
Lecture 78Evergreening - Patent Life Extension Strategies
Lecture 79Pay For Delay Strategy
Lecture 80In-Licensing Vs. Outlicensing
Lecture 81Leading Biologic Company's Analysis : Strategic Point of view
Lecture 82Strategic alliance Termination / Failure in strategic alliances in biopharmaceutical industry
Lecture 83Compulsory Licensing
Lecture 84Licensing & Technology Transfer
Lecture 85LOE Strategies for Innovator Brands with case study
Lecture 86Paediatric Exclusivity and Paediatric Study Plan Development
Lecture 87Drug Repurposing
Lecture 88Summary of Regulatory & Strategic Differences
Section 11Final Examination
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