Food for Thought

Tools & Links 

Digital Health

Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool:  The site offers an interactive tool to guide you through “which laws apply to my mobile health app?”

FDA pre-certification pilot:  The FDA is conducting a pilot with digital health companies to develop and tailor regulatory requirements.


The Purple Book – a listing of approved biologics, biosimilars and interchangeables for the US.

Biosimilars in the EU can be found at the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

IP Tools:  Patents – Copyright – Trade Secret – Trademarks

USPTO patentability guidelines provide examples of claims that past muster for subject matter eligibility and those that do not, along with the rationale.

New Media Lab Copyright Fair Use Tool provides an interactive module for use of copyrighted material.

Blogs & Podcasts

These are just a sampling of blogs and podcasts related to life sciences, IP and healthcare that I enjoy.

Digital Health

StartUp Health NOW

Rock Heal+h

Digital Health Today



Tech Tonics

Venture Valkyrie Blog

Health Populi

Patents, trademarks and copyright

IP Fridays

Women in Science and Tech

Unraveling Pink

Bad Ass Women in Health Tech


Funding, Incubators and pitches

MassChallenge – Accelerator for start-ups with zero-equity program

Bayer G4A Generator – Application deadline March 23, 2018:  Areas (1) nutritional support; (2) external pain management; (3) self care solutions; (4) skin and sun protection

CTIP – Pediatric medical device accelerator

Jlabs Quickfire challenges – Awards of monetary grants and/or Jlabs space

IndieBio – Seed Biotech Accelerator

UC Davis Venture Catalyst – Start-up assistance for technologies coming from UC Davis, students, faculty, post-docs and alumni

Project Zygote – a digital health pre-accelerator

Digital Health Launchpad – Ground Zero program

Start-up Health Moonshot Academy

Rock Health portfolio

Center for Digital Health Innovation at UCSF


StartX Med – requires a Stanford affiliated founder as part of the start-up (more info)

QB3 incubators Pitch Summits – each has a specific deadline for applications.

Jlabs @ SSF – incubator space and information

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