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Biotechnology @ UTM

Starting points for research by MBiotech students

FLC Resources

Key FLC databases that cover the pharma, biotech and medical devices industries are Bloomberg and FactSet.

  • Available on 3 terminals; only available in the FLC
    • Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) offers coverage of the healthcare, medical technology (devices), biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries
    • BI includes company primers, industry and trend analysis, third-party sales data for drugs and selected devices (US only), company market share, and more.

  • Available on all FLC workstations OR off-campus access through a personal FactSet Connect account
    • FactSet covers companies, markets and economies
    • While its focus is on public companies, it also cover private companies and venture capital investment

For information about accessing Bloomberg and FactSet, please see the FLC's website or consult the Quick Start Guides found below.

To learn how to use Bloomberg or FactSet, check out the FLC's workshops offered during the fall and winter terms - or request a 15-minute orientation to either database from FLC staff.

Database Certifications

Both Bloomberg and FactSet offer free certification programs to current students.

These certifications involve self-directed, self-paced online learning modules tied to each database. 

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) takes approximately 8-10 hours to complete.It is free for students so long as it is completed on an FLC terminal. 

FactSet's financial modelling certification program takes approximately 90+ hours to complete.  .

More information about both certifications can be found in the Quick Start Guides found below.