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Document Type

Praxis

Abstract

The potential of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP) is realized in the reflective actions of students after they leave the Jesuit educational setting and go out into the world. With developments in science and technology accelerating, and worldwide dissemination immediate, the imperative to infuse the IPP into areas driven by science and technology is clear. It is this imperative which draws us to the global biotechnology industry. This paper presents a short overview of the industry, describes how “science-business” differs from traditional business, and discusses the process by which the IPP – context, experience, reflection, action and evaluation – has been developed in the Business of Biotechnology program at the University of San Francisco (USF). The cases developed to exemplify the IPP are “Organized Religion and the Business of Biotechnology,” “Humanist Measures for Success in Bio-Business,” and “The Poor and Marginalized.” In addition, the Business of Biotechnology program utilizes the Biotechnology Innovation Expertise Model (BIEM 2.0), which identifies a recognized complement of the disciplines needed to bring breakthrough bioscience to a commercial product. These disciplines are readily present at Jesuit universities, which can, in turn, directly support education of value to the global biotechnology industry.

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