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Martín Hernández-Palacio


February 2022




Online, Adaptive Method

Master in Biotechnology and Law

  • Biotechnology has established itself in its own right as one of the fastest growing sectors with the most profound impact on the lives of people and societies.

    Sectors such as pharmaceuticals and healthcare, agriculture, food, industry and even the IT sector have biotechnology as their biggest bet for innovation, development and the future.

    This immense, growing and varied sector of the economy needs well-prepared professionals to work on aspects ranging from access to markets, patents, intellectual property, technology transfer, to issues such as lobbying before national and international bodies.

    The master’s degree in biotechnology and law, pioneering in its genre and innovative in its maximum expression, will prepare you to be that highly demanded professional in this sector. It will include practical teaching provided by some of its most prominent figures and professional internships that will introduce you directly to working in this exciting world.

  • CAMPUS: Madrid

    DURATION: One academic year


    Two phases:

    • First phase: Classroom instruction:
      • During the first semester, students attend classes from Monday to Thursday, in the afternoons.
      • Some mornings per week, students will attend lectures and practical sessions in ISDE’s partner offices and institutions, with offices in the city of Madrid.
      • Fridays are dedicated to personal study, group work and workshops.
    • Second phase: Internship integration:
      • Compulsory phase. One academic semester of internships, within the area of biotechnology and law, in one of ISDE’s collaborating firms.

    • In-house legal counsel of a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, agrobiotechnology or health company. 
    • Legal counsel in the area of scientific patents. 
    • Legal counsel for OTRIS (Technology Transfer Organizations). Universities, Technology Centers or Science Parks 
    • Advisor to scientific institutions and associations: (National Center for Biotechnology, CNIO, CNIC, CIB, ONT, Carlos III Health Institute, CSIC, Ramón y Cajal Institute, BIOSIM; AESEG; ASEBIO; FARMAINDUSTRIA; ANOVEetc.) 
    • Legal counsel for Scientific Foundations (Botín Foundation, Antama Foundation, FECYT … etc.) 
    • Specialist in mergers and acquisitions of biotechnology companies 
    • Advisor in bioethics. 
    • Responsible for Market Access 
    • International drug licenses 
    • Strategic consultant in biotechnology consultancy firms. 
    • Professional College Advisor 
    • Compliance officer in biotechnology companies. 
    • Specialist in financing innovation (Special emphasis on European projects, ENISA, CDTI, NEOTEC) 
    • Director of European biotechnology projects. 
    • Responsible for biotechnology business development 
    • Director of institutional relations in a biotechnology company 
    • Legal advisor in biotechnology Start Ups  
    • Venture capital and biotechnology lawyer 
    • Advisor in second rounds of financing, 
    • Specialist in lobbying for biotechnology companies or associations 
    • Legal counsel for affected patient associations or platforms 
    • International surrogate motherhood legal advisor. 
    • Legal counsel seeking alternative financing, crowdfunding, crowleading, MAB IPO. 
    • Director of biotechnology business development. 
    • Legal counsel for biofuel companies, alternative energies (Algae, waste, bioremediation, etc.) 
    • Advisor for raising next generation funds (Project NextGeneration EU: New European funds for the development of the economy). 
    • Biotechnology companies in the sector: animal health, bioinformatics and nanobiotechnology. 
    • Biofuels sector, producer associations, administration (CIEMAT; IDAE). 
    • Umbilical cord blood banks. 
    • Exercise of teaching, design of seminars, meetings and forums of the biotechnology sector. (BIOSPAIN) 

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