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Accelerators help startups in many ways, but aren't great for venture capital returns, panel says
Glenn Brandon
5/1/2012
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Accelerators provide lots of helpful things to startups, but don't really generate venture capital returns, according to a recent panel. Read more about the discussion.

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Four tips for getting SBIR and STTR grants
Glenn Brandon
5/29/2012
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Getting government funding can be difficult for life sciences startups, but it can be done. Read more for tips on how to get SBIR and STTR grants.

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Should the venture capital industry change its pay model?
Glenn Brandon
6/5/2012
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Although the compensation structure for venture capital funds may not be ideal, it does not appear to be changing anytime soon. Read more about the pros and cons of the VC pay model.

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Is the pre-IDE process worth the time investment?
Health Innovation
5/11/2011
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Medical device startups need to know when it’s worthwhile to make use of the pre-IDE process. The FDA review team can provide valuable insight to the medical business, but there are drawbacks, too. Read more to find out the pros and cons of the pre-IDE process.

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How to protect your idea for a new medical device
Healing Innovation
6/9/2011
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Creators of new innovative medical devices need to know how to protect their ideas. Read more for tips on the best ways to do this.

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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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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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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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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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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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