Bench to Bedside Initiative “Pitch” Event

Medical innovation is alive and well in NYC. I had the pleasure of serving as a judge at the Bench to Bedside Initiative Practice Round “Pitch” Event at Weill Cornell Medical College this week.  The Bench to Bedside Initiative is a collaboration among Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University.  Post-doctoral fellows and Ph.D. students are given the opportunity Read More

Life Science Patents 101

Life science industries are incredibly important. This is true not only for developing and distributing medicines, treatments and other innovations to the public, but also for contributing to the overall economy. When a company develops a new treatment for an ailment affecting many people, for example, it has the potential to reap the economic benefits of having that product in the marketplace. Of course, these Read More

Check Your Website: Changes Coming for Web Security

Google is taking a major step to encourage upgrades to online security. Beginning in late October 2017, Google will “flag” as unsecure websites that use the “http” (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) communications protocol. They may also downgrade a site’s prominence in search results. This could result in making your website harder to find or less visible to clients and potential clients. Google wants to encourage Read More

HS Design Wins Accolades in Medical Product Design

I’m pleased to announced recent successes for my client, HS Design Inc. (Gladstone, NJ).  HSD was recently awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health for a drug delivery device for pediatric cancer patients. These grants are difficult to obtain and it’s a measure of the quality of HSD’s work that they received this award. Even more prestigious is the Read More

5 Legal Issues for Social Media Users

Most people these days log onto social media accounts daily, and many do it multiple times throughout the day. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any of the others that are available, these systems can be useful tools for gathering and sharing information, keeping in touch, finding work and much more. While undoubtedly valuable, social media also presents a variety of hidden dangers that are often Read More

Health Care and Competition

Health care needs real competition. So say two Harvard faculty members based on research and experience discussed in a Harvard Business Review article.  Professor Leemore Dafny (Professor Harvard Business School) and Dr. Thomas H. Lee (faculty Harvard Medical School) argue that the lack of competition in the health care sector is perpetuating the system’s inability to deliver efficient, affordable and reliable Read More

Law Office of Philip P. Crowley Helps Client Receive Funding

I’m pleased to announce that my client, BioAxone Biosciences Inc., has just received a substantial grant. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded BioAxone and its collaborator, RXI Pharmaceuticals Inc., with a $1.6 Million two-year grant to continue their research into therapies that may substantially lessen or even eliminate the effects of catastrophic spinal cord injuries. These Read More

Stevens Institute of Technology Makes 2018 “Best Colleges”

I have some good news I’d like to share. As many of you know, for over 20 years I’ve been a Trustee of my alma mater, Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, where I earned my B.S. in physics. That work has involved oversight of academic entrepreneurship and innovation as well as other matters. Stevens, always a strong performer, has been on a tear in recent years. This year is no exception. I’d like Read More

Watch for Mobile “Big Data” Apps Developments

Mobile apps for health-related applications is an exciting area of development. Google just acquired Senosis, a University of Washington-based startup focused on using cell phones and their sophisticated sensors to monitor health status.  It’s another confluence of computing power, mobile technology and data analytics that brings the power of modern technology to the health care sphere.  The creative minds at Read More

Crowdfunding 101: What You Need to Know

Funding! It’s the fuel that powers your business. When starting or growing your business, it is often necessary to acquire capital to help get things done. Attaining this funding is often accomplished through loans (convertible into equity or non-convertible), angel investors, venture capitalists, and taking on one or more partners. In addition to these options, the concept of crowdfunding is gaining considerable Read More