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Biotechnology @ UTM

Starting points for research by MBiotech students


Key FLC databases that support [subject] research are:

  • Bloomberg (3 terminals; only available in the FLC)
    • [Subject-specific tips for Bloomberg research]
  • FactSet (available on all FLC workstations OR off-campus access through an individual FactSet Connect account
    • [Subject-specific tips for FactSet research]

The FLC offers workshops on Bloomberg and Factset during the Fall and Winter terms; check our website for details. You can also request a quick introductory training session on these databases from FLC staff.


FactSet offers company, industry, market and economic data.

While the main focus is on public companies, FactSet also covers private companies and venture capital investment.

FactSet is available for remote access through a personal FactSet Connect account. To request an account, please email with the following information:

  • First and last name
  • UofT email address (
  • Program of study (e.g. Commerce)
  • Expected month and year of graduation (e.g. June 2020)
  • Type of personal computer: MAC or PC

For more information about FactSet, please consult the Quick Start Guide found to the left. You can also request an orientation to the database from FLC staff; just email


Bloomberg is available for  faculty, researchers, staff, and students currently affiliated with the University of Toronto at the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre (FLC).

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.


Both Bloomberg and FactSet offer free certification programs to current students. These involve self-directed, self-paced online learning modules tied to each database.

To learn more about these certifications, please consult the Quick Start Guides for each database found to the left of this box.