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    Benchtop to Bedside 

    Benchtop to Bedside meets for 12 weeks from January 23 to April 17, from 5-7:30pm in Benedum 102. Advance registration is required.


    B2B is a course for faculty, graduate students, post-docs, and research staff in the schools of health sciences who are interested in learning more about academic entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. 
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    B2B Overview


Course Summary

“Benchtop to Bedside,” known as B2B, is designed to give faculty, clinicians, and graduate students information about academic entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

The course consists of a series of seminars to identify the steps necessary to move a scientific or clinical discovery from the laboratory to the market.

Topics Covered

    • Business basics
    • Intellectual property
    • Regulatory and reimbursement
    • Pitching
    • Legal
    • Funding
    • Building a team
    • Financial modeling
    • Managing conflict of interest
    • The role of the scientist/inventor


Course Logistics

The course runs on Tuesday from 5-7:30 p.m. from January 23 to April 17, 2018 in Benedum 102.  The course can be taken for credit or non-credit.  Advance registration is required.  For credit please sign up through your academic department.  For non-credit please register here.


“I learned so much and was inspired all along the way.”

“…a wonderfully informative course.”

“It was an awesome class – you taught this bench scientist a lot about ‘business’!”

“[B2B] should be a required course!”

“[Babs is] very interactive, nice energy, has lots of experience… She is GREAT for this course.”

“[The best thing about this course was] hearing from the people who have actually gone through this process and share real-world experience”

“Great lectures and insight…”

”There has never been a class out there like this.”

Open Lectures 

Open to all Health Sciences graduate students and faculty.


  • Feb 6: Entrepreneurial War Story-Cohera Medical 
    • Eric Beckman, PhD
    • Dottie Clower, PhD
  • Feb 13: Understanding Intellectual Property
    • Jenifer Tarasi, JD
  • Feb 20: Regulatory & Reimbursement
    • Bob Marshall
  • March 13: Legal Basics
    • F.J. Lucchino, JD
  • March 27: Financial Modeling
    • Max Fedor
  • April 3: Scientist-Entrepreneur: Managing Conflict of Interest
    • David Wehrle, CPA
    • Barbara Barnes, MD
    • David Smith, JD