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In 1992-93 I worked as a Consultant for Life Medical Sciences, Inc. in Princeton, NJ. LMS was later acquired by Boston Scientific. I was initially hired through a temp agency to assist with writing a securities prospectus for a public offering. After about six months, my supervisor (Robert Crane, CFO) arranged things so that I would work directly as an employee. Below is a screenshot of the cover of the prospectus we produced, along with some database screenshots.

 

Cover page of statement we filed, July of 1993. My boss and I filed it personally (Wash., DC, SEC Offices).

LMS prospectus

 

After financing and regulatory approval, LMS began selling its first product (Sure-Closure Skin Stretching Device, used in surgical procedures) and developing another product (Cariel® wound dressing gel). I ramped-up on Paradox for Windows, the DBMS used to track sales and uses of the products. Below are screenshots of the front-ends I created.

 

Data entry:

data extraction form

 

Data extraction:

data entry form

 

What I wrote about LMS in my memoirs [incl. "as unpacked" from terse (placeholder) notation in current manuscript]
 
(current)
Life Medical Sciences, originally hired to do some word processing and maybe some spreadsheet stuff, temp agency, Bob MIT/Stanford MBA / VP/CFO surprised to find the patent law background, that’s what can happen in a small startup company, boom, suddenly you’re promoted, in some cases to a vice presidency within a matter of hours. The S1 statement for the SEC, 3 a.m. with Bob and Chinese food, “shared command” not quite, but lots o work into it. But there were also scenes like these. Saleem Noorani and the odd thing about his would-be commission; even though Bob was hyper-thorough, he was not a lawyer and got surprised by this controversy . . . Dr. Borgia was very particular about his coffee, and his comments reminded me of the secretary from Old Rundon’s office and her question about mud. The important coffee “discovery” from Dr. Borgia: “What we’ve discovered, Jonathan, is that…
 
(unpacked)
Life Medical Sciences, originally hired to do some word processing and maybe some spreadsheet stuff, temp agency, Bob MIT/Stanford MBA / VP/CFO surprised to find the patent law background, that’s what can happen in a small startup company, boom, suddenly you’re promoted, in some cases to a vice presidency within a matter of hours. The S1 statement for the SEC, 3 a.m. with Bob and Chinese food, “shared command” not quite, but lots o work into it. But there were also scenes like these. Saleem Noorani and the odd thing about his would-be commission; even though Bob was hyper-thorough, he was not a lawyer and got surprised by this controversy . . . Dr. Borgia was very particular about his coffee, and his comments reminded me of the secretary from Old Rundon’s office and her question about mud. The important coffee “discovery” from Dr. Borgia: “What we’ve discovered, Jonathan, is that…