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Patents, FDA approved medical devices and Intellectual Property

This web site is dedicated to the memory of  Dr. Elizabeth Papazoglou whose encouragement and guidance inspired me to create it  particularly for the students in her Biomaterials class but it can also be used by researchers, faculty members and other students across various disciplines. I am sure students will continue to find this compilation of resources helpful and stimulating as they think about commercialization of their innovations.

Our collaboration resulted into a workshop on Patent searching during the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education conference.

•For more information, handouts and further reading, please refer to:
Patents at Mach 2.0: Technology on the Cutting Edge

-Patent Searching

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
The USPTO offers web access to bibliographic and full-text patent databases. These databases provide full-text of patents from 1976 to the present and full page images from 1790 to the present.

See What is a Patent?
See Anatomy of a U.S. patent

See Patent Searching Tips.
See 'What is Intellectual Property?' in Frequently Asked Questions for Inventors
See 'Manual of Patent Classification'

Fresh Patents
Provides access to the latest published US patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to
Given a patent number, will return a free, pdf formated version of the patent.

The Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of patents made available by the USPTO—from patents issued in the 1790s to present.

Medical Device Manufacturers Association - Patent Issues

How do I find International patents?

The Intellectual Property Digital Library- WIPO GOLD-IP Reference Resource

WIPO GOLD is a free public resource which provides a one-stop gateway to WIPO’s global collections of searchable IP data. It aims to facilitate universal access to IP information.

See Technology Commercialization at Drexel and See Patent Policy (Re: Intellectual Property) from the Office of the Provost at Drexel University.

The Top 10 Biosimilar Players:  (Note: Search in 'Business Insights' database and use keyword 'patent' to locate this and other reports on patents)

Nanotechnology related initiatives

FDA's Nanotechnology Task Force
National Nanotechnology Initiative
Nanomedicine from NIH

Nanotechnology to revolutionise drug delivery
Cancer nanotechnology: opportunities and challenges

Dr. Papazoglou's Electronic Book - Bionanotechnology - available from the Synthesis Digital Library

Important Key words in Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology:

Nasal and transdermal drug delivery, Injectable drugs, Implantable delivery systems, Nanocapsules, Nanoparticles, Nanovehicles, Nanomedicine, Oral drug delivery system, Controlled drug delivery, Cancer nanotechnology

Biomedical Devices

Books on Medical Devices

Using medical devic* as a keyword in the Online catalog.
Books on Reserve - Biomaterials II
Books on Reserve - Biomaterials I and Biomaterials II

Selected Biomedical Ebooks, drug delivery reports and datababases

Devices@FDA - a catalog of approved medical devices
Recently Approved Medical devices by FDA
Medical Device Safety
Electronic Lectures on Biomedical Mechanics from Synthesis Digital Library
Orthopedic Surgery
Drug Delivery Reports (Search in ‘Business Insights’ database and use keyword ‘Drug Delivery’.)

Drexel University Resources

Drexel Biomedical Technology Entrepreneurship
Drexel Biomed Technology Portfolio
Drexel Biomed Translational Research Program
Technology Commercialization at Drexel

Research Guide on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Resources

Industrial Codes
Suggested SIC and NAICS codes to search for companies

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