Program Aims to Teach Scientists to Talk Business

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When Lynn Johnson Langer from JHU’s Center for Biotechnology Education began her career as a microbiologist at the National Institutes of Health, one of the first things that struck her was the dichotomy between business and science.

“Businesspeople and scientists didn’t speak each other’s language,” Langer says. “They didn’t always respect each other.”

When she transitioned out of NIH and into the business world, she further saw just how far apart the two worlds were, and how seldom the two seemed able to “play nicely in the sandbox.”

Those early experiences were part of the impetus behind Langer’s drive to establish Johns Hopkins’ Master’s in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship program. She was also driven by a startling statistic: 95 percent of biopharmaceutical companies fail.

Read more about this new bioentrepreneurship program.

Interested in learning more about JHU’s Master’s in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship? The Center will be holding an online open house about the program on October 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. Get the details.

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