The Capstone project is the certificate program's crowning achievement. Through this activity, students, working in teams or individually, apply their learnings gained from prior courses and their own experience as professionals. The project focuses on addressing the needs that actual life science companies or academic groups have in the translational science and/or business areas. Such efforts could include new asset due diligence assessment, positioning research, indication selection investigation, Investigational New Drug (IND) application development, Investigator’s Brochure (IB) creation, and research protocol writing. At the end of the project, the students present the final deliverable to course faculty and the client company management or academic group leadership for evaluation. This last stage successfully closes the certificate and, most importantly, aids the student's career development with valuable skills and experience.