Faculty Focus

BLAVATNIK FELLOWSHIP IN LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP is led by Professor Peter Barrett, and provides a select group of alumni with the opportunity to work with Harvard inventors to promote the commercialization of life science technologies with significant market potential. Fellows are part of the HBS Health Care Initiative and the vibrant entrepreneurial community at Harvard.
GETTING LIFE-SAVING DRUGS TO MARKET is a research focus for Professor Amitabh Chandra. He examines the unique effects that economics and market factors have on the development of precision medicine, gene therapy, orphan drugs and more. His research evaluates the productivity, pricing and innovation in health care, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in health care.

Featured Research

  • August 2018
  • Review of Industrial Organization

The Impact of the Entry of Biosimilars: Evidence from Europe

By: Fiona M. Scott Morton, Ariel Dora Stern and Scott Stern
  • 15 Mar 2019
  • Science

Targeting cancer and careers: Precision Medicine

Re: Richard Hamermesh
  • 21 Mar 2019
  • Working Knowledge

Advancing Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Research Through Open Innovation Competitions

by Blasco, Andrea, Michael G. Endres, Rinat A. Sergeev, Anup Jonchhe, Max Macaluso, Rajiv Narayan, Ted Natoli, Jin H. Paik, Bryan Briney, Chunlei Wu, Andrew I. Su, Aravind Subramanian, and Karim R. Lakhani

MBA Courses

Lab to Market: Field Course

This course is designed to outline the path from the very early discoveries made in R&D labs to their development for commercial use. This is for students who want to pursue entrepreneurship in science and technology, anticipate leading market launch teams in incumbent organizations, or are interested in becoming investors.

Innovating in Health Care

This course helps students create successful entrepreneurial health care ventures by enabling them to identify the alignment between an entrepreneurial health care venture and the “Six Forces” that shape health care. Students will prepare a business plan, which employs the IHC Framework to explore an entrepreneurial opportunity in health care.

Innovating in Health Care: Field Course

This course is for students interested in careers in financing, leading or creating innovative health care services, health insurance, health IT, or medical technology. Student will be exposed to additional field-based experience in innovating new health care ventures on topics chosen by the students or from those made available by the faculty.