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The number of healthcare venture deals is at its lowest level in at least five quarters, according to a new report. However, healthcare seed investment hit a record high in the same quarter.
In a venture funding climate seeking large returns, thousands of potentially successful entrepreneurial startups can't get the financing they need to make a difference in the economy and in the culture. The problem isn't a new one, but it is a damaging one.
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.
Medical foundations play a role in helping medicine advance through their philanthropy, but sometimes even the most well-intentioned of them can lose their way. Read more about how these foundations can stay focused on their goals.
Venture firms are approaching angel investor groups to co-invest at the growth stage of startups. Read more about the impact this could have on startup IT companies.
The number of life sciences venture deals was down in the third quarter and first-time funding was down as well. Read more about the reasons behind the numbers.
In the healthcare business landscape, there's plenty of healthcare investing happening. However, there are still medical problems that could benefit from more investment. Read more about them.
What's the best strategy for developing and launching a new medical device? The uncertainty of the regulatory and reimbursement environment in the United States has made venture capitalists wary of investing in new medical device companies, but that doesn't mean all is lost.
Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.
New healthcare businesses in some medical cities may benefit from the Occupy Wall Street movement. Read more about how cities in areas without state incentives for investment could be better off in the near future.
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