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  1. Life Sciences & Biotechnology: 45%
    20 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    20 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 15%
    18 years
  4. Securities Offerings: 15%
    18 years

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500 Grant St.
50th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Office () 4545862

Pepper Hamilton Llp
500 Grant Street 50th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219




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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Director's Special CitationFDA: Center for Devices and Radiological Health1997
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General CounselTissueInformatics.Inc2000 - 2003
Of CounselReed Smith, LLP1997 - 2000
ShareholderDavies, McFarland & Carroll, PC1985 - 1996
Assistant AttorneyAllegheny County District Attorney's Office1981 - 1985
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International SocietySecretary2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Biotechnology AssociationDirector1999 - 2000
Tissue Engineering Society InternationalSecretary/Treasurer1997 - 2005
Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering InitiativeSecretary1996 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Periodontology 2000The Government’s Role in Advancing Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering — Science, Safety and Ethics2006
Tissue Engineering and Artificial OrgansThe Regulation of Engineered Tissues: Emerging Approaches2006
Genetic Engineering NewsFDA Final 'Current Good Tissue Practice' Rule2005
Genetic Engineering NewsFDA's Draft Guidance on Pharmacogenomics2005
Genetic Engineering NewsSubmitting Pharmacogenomic Data to the FDA2005
Genetic Engineering NewsRegulation of Combination Products by the FDA2005
Genetic Engineering NewsTaking a Look at FDA's Critical Path Initiative2005
WTEC Panel Report on Tissue Engineering ResearchLegal and Regualtory Issues2003
SurFacts in BiomaterialsFDA Regulation of Engineered Tissue Products2003
Journal of BioLaw & BusinessTransfer of Human Tissues Under Federal & State Law2002
Clinics in Plastic SurgeryUnderstanding External Controls Over the Commercial Introduction of Engineered Human Tissues1999
Biomaterials ForumThe Modern FDA and Tissue Engineering: Perfect Together?1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Hamilton CollegeN/AA.B1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Orthopaedic Research Society -- 53rd Annual MeetingFrom Your Lab to the Market: Understanding the Industrial Development Pathway2007
Int’l Soc. Applied Cardiovascular Biology 10th BiennialStart-Ups: Legalities & Realities2006
Stem Cell Research ConferenceTransplantation to Regeneration: Industrializing Tissue and Cell Therapies through an Evolving Political and Regulatory Landscape2005
3d Annual Conference on Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine CommercializationUS Regulation of Tissue Engineering2005