Biotech 12-Pack: your better learning companion

12 online-courses about disruptive Innovations in Oncology

Biotech 12-pack is a digital assistant that will help you become proactive in any expert-level discussion or project that explore the fundamentals of tomorrow’s precision medicine.

Biotech 12-pack contains:

  • Science stories: micro video lectures explaining a breakthrough innovation and its background science.
  • Biotech toolboxes: interactive glossaries to master essential science concepts of relevance.

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The Biotec-Online-Courses are published by iversity a leading platform for e-learning and MOOCs. Iversity is part of Springer Nature.

The first Biotech 12-Pack – Topics:

  • CAR T cell therapies (available )
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors - Game changers in oncology (available)
  • Inflammation: the good, the bad and the ugly*
  • Early and late hallmarks of cancer*
  • Making sense of the cancer genome*
  • CRISPR and other gene editing tools*
  • Tumor microenvironments*
  • Cancer stemm cells*
  • Liquid biopsies and early diagnostics*
  • Cancer vaccines*
  • Oncolytic viruses and gene therapies*
  • Cancer epigenetics and epigenomics*
  • *Planned courses. Please inform us about your interest to get a prenotation

Target Audience

  • All professionals involved in oncology drug development.
  • All biomedical professionals in need of continuing medical education.
  • Investors and other enablers of oncology drug pipelines.
  • Regulatory affairs and regulatory science professionals.
  • Cancer care providers and caregivers that are non-oncologists.
  • University students interested in life sciences.
  • Anyone with a strong interest in cancer therapies.

Bioteck 12 pack videos

The Esperanto of Life Sciences

CAR T cells: Fantastic voyages of Serial Killers

Biotech Toolboxes


  • CAR T cells: Fantastic Voyages of Serial Killers

    CAR T cells: Fantastic Voyages of Serial Killers

    CAR T cells: Fantastic Voyages of Serial Killers  © © catalinThis course covers all the scientific foundations needed to understand how Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells are engineered, their mechanism of action, the main challenges associated with CAR T cell therapies and the promises they hold for tomorrow's curative medicine.

    This course also includes a first-in-class resource: Biotech Toolboxes. Biotech toolboxes offer different complementary ways to use relevant key terms, essential for mastering the common territory of all biotechnology. These terms constitute a growing Biotech Toolboxes Encyclopedia, a framework for the creation of shareable life sciences knowledge for all stakeholders in healthcare.


  • Immune Checkpoint inhibitors

    Immune Checkpoint inhibitors - Game changers in oncology

    Checkpoint inhibitors  © © Design CellsTrying to capture a specific protein amongst thousands of types of proteins is like looking for a needle in a haystack. In the ELISA simulation, you will join scientists who are using a groundbreaking technique for detecting and quantifying substances, such as protein. The method is called Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). You will help Dr. Lisa quantify Factor IX protein, which is used for hemophilia drugs.

    At the end of this simulation, you will be able to…
    Explain the principle of different ELISA techniques
    Apply sandwich ELISA to quantify protein samples
    Analyze the standard curve of ELISA experiment
    Understand the function of reagents and equipment used in ELISA
    Describe the basic troubleshooting process of ELISA

    Techniques in Lab: Sandwich ELISA

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  • Inflammation: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Inflammation: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Inflammation © © picture-waterfall / stock.adobe.comThis course unravels all the biological mechanisms that are collectively referred to as inflammation. It explains the essential role of inflammation in health and disease and its two-sided nature in promoting and fighting cancer development. It also introduces the main biological actors in inflammation - immune system cells and cytokines – and presents a holistic view of cancer as a dysfunctional ecosystem caused by inflammatory malfunctions.

    By the end of the course, you will have a clear conceptual understanding of:
    Key biological mechanisms that pertain to different aspects of inflammation;
    Cells and cytokines in pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory processes;
    The role of inflammation in preventing and fighting diseases and  healing of tissues;
    Cancer-fighting and cancer-promoting inflammation;
    Cancer immunosurveillance and immunoediting;
    The links between nutrition, the microbiota, inflammation and cancer;
    Why inflammation, and not mutations, may be the cause of most cancers.

    Coming out soon...