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An alternative to fast failure in medical device innovation
Healing Innovation
4/25/2012
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In medical device development, challenging weaknesses early in the process can help an entrepreneur zero in on problem areas. Read more about this twist on the idea of fast failure.

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Could the FDA delay efficacy tests to speed devices to market?
Healing Innovation
3/7/2012
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Medical devices could get to market faster if regulators didn't have to test for both safety and efficacy of new devices. Read more about how the use of post-market studies could bring new therapies to patients more quickly.

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Should surgeons profit from using medical devices they create?
Healing Innovation
10/27/2011
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Many would agree that surgeons are qualified to create innovative medical devices that may be superior to what is currently available. But the controversy arises when surgeons begin to profit by purchasing their own products for use in their patients.

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American medical device industry can't have it both ways
Healing Innovation
10/6/2011
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In the race to get new medical devices to market, companies encounter FDA speed bumps that slow down the process. But would we really be willing to accept the risks that would accompany fast FDA approvals?

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Medical device startup company proves fundraising dollars are out there
Healing Innovation
9/21/2011
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A disposable insulin pump maker has completed the biggest equity financing transaction this year, proving that fundraising dollars are not as scarce as some might think. But the company, Valeritas, has a lot of things on its side. Read more about the company's advantages.

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Partnerships with medical institutions can foster medical device innovation
Healing Innovation
8/31/2011
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Pharmaceutical companies are benefitting from partnerships with academic medical institutions, but can biotech companies do the same? Read more on clinician impact on medical device innovation.

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IOM report is a step backwards for medical device companies
Healing Innovation
8/1/2011
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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report recommending the 510(k) process be scrapped. Read more about the medical device industry’s reaction.

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Who should own ideas for innovation in healthcare?
Healing Innovation
7/14/2011
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More hospitals are realizing the profitability of medical device licensing in the healthcare business. Read more on intellectual property ownership in hospitals.

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Sluggish FDA approval for innovative medical devices puts industry advancement at risk
Healing Innovation
7/6/2011
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The FDA has been sluggish in the approval of innovative medical devices. Read more on how delayed approval could endanger venture funding for medical device startups.

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J & J stent story highlights need for innovation
Healing Innovation
6/28/2011
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Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson pulled out of the heart stent market amid struggling sales of its products. Read more on how this move reveals the need for continuous innovation in the healthcare business landscape.

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