Biotech Acronyms & Definitions

Here are some of the most common


KOL – Key Opinion Leaders

SAE – Serious Adverse Events 

BTD – Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Great Resource on BTD 

BP – Big Pharma

CT – Clinical Trial

PRV – Priority Review Voucher (Info Page)


Adjuvant – applied after initial treatment for cancer, especially to suppress secondary tumor formation

Neoadjuvant – treatment given as a first step to shrink a tumor before the main treatment, which is usually surgery, is given. Examples of neoadjuvant therapy include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy.