Author & Educator

As an author, Jim has focused on guiding companies on a winning journey to commercialization. By maximizing innovation and creating sound IP, his publications provide a clear pathway to success. With numerous published articles and vlogs, Jim has been able to focus on current healthcare, life sciences, and innovation trends. Jim serves as an Editor-at-Large for the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology.

His educational affiliations have included the University of Richmond and Carnegie Mellon University. With passion for continuing education, Jim has developed a comprehensive resource hub, HealthcareData.Center. This website can be accessed free of charge by students, researchers & academics, entrepreneurs, and investor communities.


Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-ups in Life Sciences

Innovation is the translation of a new method, idea, or product into reality and profit. It is a process of connected steps that accumulates into your brand or reputation. However, there can be many pitfalls and wrong turns on the road to realizing this goal. Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-Ups in Life Sciences details the methodologies necessary to create a successful life sciences start-up from initiation to exit. You will gain an appreciation for the necessary data, partnership, and skills to be acquired and the constituencies that must be satisfied along the way.

The book examines how life sciences start-ups can create an exit for their investors by recognizing that a liquidity event is not consummated without due diligence.

Due diligence is bigger than validating accounting transactions. It ensures the company is solving an important customer problem, demonstrating sales access, and making sure that intellectual property is impervious to competitive advancement. The due diligence process supports the telling of a compelling story to customers, investors, regulators, and acquirers.

Written by James F. Jordan, who has worked with more than 400 life sciences start-ups during the past decade, the book discusses specific processes and investor milestones that must be navigated to align customer, investor, and acquirer needs. It examines these processes from the perspective of marketing value through a focus on the needs of individual constituents—investors, regulators, customers, and exit candidates. The book presents data and analytical processes articulating the fundable milestones for angel and venture capital. It gives you the tools needed to create branding for public investors and more.

Available on Amazon

The Intellectual Property Pyramid© Assessment: A Novel Method for Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

The Intellectual Property Pyramid© Assessment: A Novel Method for Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

“The Intellectual Property Pyramid© Assessment: A Novel Method for Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage” is a new, easy-to-follow workbook that addresses all of the questions and necessary actions inherent in developing comprehensive IP strategies, assessing the strength of existing IP portfolios, and creating a significant competitive advantage.

Entrepreneurs hoping to convert a life sciences idea into a marketable, profitable product may not fully appreciate the importance of establishing a comprehensive IP strategy to stake out their market position and attract needed capital.

The IP Workbook can assist patent attorneys draft more comprehensive and focused patents, ensuring adequate protection while also saving the company money. It is much more than a simple listing of patents. The IP workbook breaks down the development process in a way that matches pertinent market information with stages of technical progression of the life sciences concept so that you can easily identify the product features that need to be covered by either patent claims or trade secrets.

The IP workbook matches pertinent market information with stages of technical progression of the life sciences concept while offering detailed instruction on:

• Protecting a company’s products or services;
• Selling or licensing patent rights to generate cash;
• Creating bargaining chips to use with competitors; and
• Obtaining a monopoly for future exploitation.

Available on Amazon

Health System: An Overview, CRC Press
Release date: 2022

Building on the concepts in Jim’s previous book, this text goes beyond the manufacturer’s customer outcomes to include the broader concept of absolute outcomes for the entire health system.

Healthcare is filled with specialists: thus, details on the totality of how the system is interconnected are difficult to find. Academic publications split the topic into public health and healthcare delivery, while industry experts excel at detailing sub-components.

Similar to the study of economics, an understanding of both the macro and micro components are necessary to effectuate topic mastery.

This book details a macro understanding of our nation’s healthcare system and provides sufficient micro detail to link to specialized topics, such as hospital or nursing home care.

The book will broadly discuss how the federal government works, how it is structured, and how its numerous agencies invest in improving national outcomes.

Detailing government public and population health organizations, programs, and initiatives helps the healthcare student and healtcare executives leverage national efforts into their healthcare delivery organizations profit and loss.

Readers will understand the structural components and business models of the entire U.S. healthcare system. Comprehending how reimbursement and healthcare information systems integrate into business models is the foundational knowledge that allows readers advancement to the highest levels of health care. Knowledge of the existing system develops skilled leaders with the ability to adapt and solve future problems as our healthcare system evolves.

This book will specifically identify and flow chart the entire system, detailing the reimbursement system and will provide a healthcare IT overview. Key features of the book are:

  • A demonstration of  how the Code of Law and Code of Federal Regulation are linked and influenced
  • An explanation of how public and population health programs can reduce healthcare provider costs
  • A Health Care Systems Flow Chart detailing the linkage among the various healthcare delivery components
  • A reimbursement chapter detailing and summarizing details on how the U.S. reimbursement, the generator or revenue, works
  • A detailed discussion and overview of how Healthcare IT is the keystone to understanding operational efficiency, quality improvement and big data opportunities

At the conclusion of this book, readers will understand how to navigate, influence, and leverage government initiatives into their organizations.

Contact for more information

Resource Site

HealthcareData.Center is designed to share knowledge on the U.S. healthcare system with students, researchers, academics, entrepreneurs, and investor communities. Healthcare is complex. That’s why this comprehensive website of healthcare data is so important. Knowledge of the entire U.S. healthcare system and how it’s structured is essential for entrepreneurs with new technologies.

The site also appeals to academics and investors looking to validate market information or learn more about a segment in which they might not be familiar. It aggregates years’ worth of experience, making a vast amount of information easily searchable and usable for the entire life sciences community.

The website provides resources to explain market size, sales channels, reimbursements, investors, stock values, and more elements of the healthcare system so users can continue to focus on developing their healthcare ideas and research with a proper understanding of the environment in which they want to work.

Contact for more information

Connect with Jim