Modern biological medicines

Subject description

Content of the subject: Modern biological medicines« is composed of two parts: general one and special one. Within the general part, student is going to get information about the division and regulatory aspects of modern biologicals. The second (special )part deals with the following subgroups of biologicals:


  1. Monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins
  2. Insulins and other hormones
  3. Erhytropoietins
  4. Recombinant and gene vacines
  5. Citokines
  6. Biosimilars

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The main goal of the subject is to clarify and upgrade broad theoretical and practical knowledge and competencies in the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology. Student will be qualified to plan, perform and solve complex biotechnological problems and will achieve competences for their implementation during doctoral work and later in real professional environment.

Teaching and learning methods

Frontal ex-cathedra teaching with active discussion; e-leranking by means of teleconferences; supervision of project-based learning; monitoring and supervising in the manuscript preparation, discussion and consultation.

Expected study results

Knowledge and understanding:


By absolving the content of the sylabus with the outcome of biotech problem learning students will be able to achieve the knowledge that lead to individual, fully-responsible planning of research experiments as well as to transfer the topics to other co-workers in real conditions.

Basic sources and literature

  1. Biološka zdravila : od gena do učinkovine. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Slovensko farmacevtsko društvo, 2007, Urednika: Borut Štrukelj, Janko Kos; ISBN 978-961-90099-8-7.
  2. Oosting RS, Crommelin DJA, Sindelar RD. Pharmaceutical Biotechnoloy: Fundamentals and Apllications,  Fifth Edition, 2019, ISBN 978-3-030-00709-6

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