De Ponti

De Ponti
Full Professor of Clinical Pharmacology University of Bologna

Fabrizio De Ponti is full professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Bologna. In the last 25 years, he has been a member / president of several ethics committees in Emilia-Romagna and in Lombardy. Since 2015, he has been part of the European Commission’s expert group for the purpose of ethical evaluation of research projects funded by the Commission. Since 2016, he is a member of the Research and Clinical Trial Secretariat of the Italian Drug Agency. He has collaborated with the Ministry of Health and with the European Medicines Agency in ad hoc groups on issues related to drug safety.


This module introduces European and Italian sector legislation and consists of a theoretical part which also illustrates the principles of bioethics and neuroethics and lays the foundations, through interactive classroom activity, to assess the ethics of experimental protocols to be presented to Ethics Committee.

The course aims to combine the systemic and process-oriented view of operations in biomed-related industries and to discuss the impact of the Industry 4.0 paradigm and digitisation on the competitiveness of these industries. The design and operation of systems are modelled and analysed using quantitative and qualitative techniques implemented using state-of-the-art technology.

Business Management – Life Science and MedTech