John Francis Crowley (born April 7, 1967) is an American biotechnology executive and entrepreneur. He is best-known as the founder of several biotech companies devoted to curing genetic diseases. After his two youngest children were diagnosed with Pompe Disease, Crowley became the CEO of Oklahoma City-based Novazyme, a biotechnology start-up that was conducting research on a new experimental treatment for the disease.
In April 2009, CBS Films began filming this major motion picture about the Crowley family's quest to save their children's lives. The film, titled Extraordinary Measures was released nationwide on January 22, 2010. Directed by Tom Vaughan, Extraordinary Measures stars Brendan Fraser as John Crowley and Keri Russell as Aileen Crowley, and also executive producer Harrison Ford as "Dr. Robert Stonehill" who is a character based on Dr. William Canfield. John Crowley has also written a personal memoir entitled Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope and Joy, coauthored with Ken Kurson. It was published by New Market Press in January 2010 to coincide with the release of Extraordinary Measures.
SAV Media's recent interview with John Crowley make compelling viewing