Academic Entrepreneurship

A blog on practical guidance for the budding physician scientist.

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Searching for Patents and Prior Art

By Elliot Stein, A.B. and Mark Maloney, JD, MS

A thorough patent search is an essential part of the entrepreneur’s workflow because it may reveal preexisting intellectual property or prior art. This information has the potential to guide strategies early on--such as a pivot--in order to ensure a clearer path toward getting a patent in the future. This article discusses proper methodology for executing an efficient and relatively complete patent and prior art search.

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Five Reasons Why Library Resources Can Make or Break Your Medical Startup

By Kyle O'Neil and Cathy Ogur

Librarians’ expertise in guiding you to library resources provides a  competitive edge to academic entrepreneurs and their teams. Gold mines of information, library resources are sometimes underutilized due to their complexity. Properly used, library resources can be the difference between hitting and missing the needs of a massive market.

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The FDA IND Application Process: 7 Tips from an Expert

By Elise Yang and Shelly Fehr

An Investigational New Drug (IND) application is submitted to the FDA to request authorization from the FDA to administer an investigational drug to humans. First time submitters may especially find this time challenging. Learn tips from an expert to help guide you through this process.

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Understanding the Promotion Process

By Nalaka Gooneratne, MD, MSc and Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD

Academic faculty with an interest in entrepreneurship are required to successfully navigate a university promotion process in order to retain their position.  This additional layer of complexity can appear daunting, but if managed properly, can be much less stressful. 

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