Biotech Keeps Erie Attorney On Her Toes
By Victoria A.F. Camron
ERIE— People get sick, visit a doctor, obtain a prescription and pick up the medication — all without a thought as to how that medicine came to be.
But Jennifer McCallum often finds herself on the ground floor of those medications' development, even though she's not a doctor or a researcher. She's an attorney who specializes in biotechnology patents.
"I didn't grow up wanting to be a biotech patent attorney. I didn't even know what that was," McCallum, 36, said last week in her Erie office. But she wanted to do something fascinating and believed biotechnology held that promise.
"I thought that's where health care was going," she said.