Lesson Plan: Should this Little Drug go to Market

The quality control team is a group of individuals, at a specific company, who are responsible for making sure all products are tested and deemed safe before release.  Students will take on the role of the quality control team through this curriculum.  Students will apply their knowledge of physical and chemical characteristics to test a “drug” for safety before it is released to market. After testing, students will apply their knowledge of the drug development process to create a standard operation of protocol (SOP), so others can make the drug.  Through this process, students will learn the importance of communication (verbal and written), team work, collaboration, maintaining controls and documentation.  Students will also develop a deeper understanding of the biotechnology industry, what it is, who works there, and how this can be part of their future.

Author: Erin Lawrence

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