UAMS Opens Registration for 4th annual fastPACE Course to Learn Basics of Biomedical Commercialization

By Ben Boulden

The fastPACE course is designed for the busy medical academician with an early-stage project. It blends in-person and online education to help faculty, researchers and clinicians learn the basics of bringing their scientific discoveries to market and prepare a successful business case for funding and developing partnerships.

The deadline for registering is April 2. Applications may be submitted at:

The course is offered by BioVentures and the UAMS Translational Research Institute. It was developed by FastForward Medical Innovations at the University of Michigan.

As a project-based course, participants must enroll with at least one other team member but may enroll their entire team of collaborators, including students. The course features an expert interdisciplinary team from academia and industry. Project teams are divided into educational tracks and assigned a teaching team member to maximize their mentorship opportunities. This year, recipients of the inaugural 1-2-3 GO awards will be enrolled in the course, but there is capacity for an additional 15 teams. Scroll down to learn about the 1-2-3 GO opportunity.