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Market landscape analysis for a novel gene delivery platform to guide business strategy

by | August 11, 2017

The multi-institutional project team will analyze the gene delivery market and identify potential entry points for a novel platform to deliver molecules to individual cells.  The team will utilize primary and secondary research analysis to evaluate and prioritize market segments taking into consideration: 1) cell type, 2) molecule type, 3) disease area, and 4) barriers to entry.  Additionally, the team will identify direct/indirect competitors as well as potential strategic partners for the client.  The team will construct a slide deck summarizing their findings and providing recommendations to guide the client’s internal business strategy.  Throughout the project, the team will work closely with the company’s founder and C-level leadership, an industry mentor, and Biotech Connection – Bay Area leadership

Project Timeline: September to Mid-November, 12 weeks.

Keywords: microbial therapeutics, chronic inflammatory disease, competitive analysis

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduate or professional students (PhD, MD, etc.), postdoc, clinical resident or recent graduate in the Bay Area
  • Prior experience in consulting, market research, entrepreneurship, business development or industry is a plus, but not required
  • Time commitment is expected to be 10-15 hrs/wk, and is volunteer based (unpaid).
  • Previous applicants are encouraged to reapply and are given preferential review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in cell biology, genetics, bioengineering, biochemistry, immunology, or other related fields.

To Apply:

  • Submit your resume and cover letter to
    • Please include your preferred project in your cover letter
  • Subject line: BCBA Consulting Program Application
  • Application Deadline: Aug 11th, 2017