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Are we in a health IT bubble?
Glenn Brandon
9/15/2011
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Talk of a possible tech bubble, based on high valuations of IT companies, has led to questions about whether a health IT bubble has been created as well. Read more about the signs leading to that speculation.

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Pharma reps changing how they sell
Vinluan Frank
9/19/2011
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Pharma reps at GSK are selling their products in a new way. The emphasis is more on communicating a drug's benefits and risks than trying to sell as much as possible. Read more about this change in approach to sales.

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Pharmaceutical company takes cues from digital marketers in other industries
Vinluan Frank
9/23/2011
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Pharmaceutical companies are trying to adapt their marketing to an increasingly digital world. To get a handle on this environment, one company has appointed a digital advisory board of marketers from other industries.

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Five tips for securing angel investments
Glenn Brandon
10/5/2011
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Landing an angel investment takes a special approach. Learn from the advice of those who've tried and succeeded at lining up angel investors for their healthcare businesses.

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Regenerative medicine makes progress but still struggles to attract investors
Vinluan Frank
10/12/2011
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Regenerative medicine has come a long way in recent years, leading some venture capitalists to consider investing in it. The roadblock to investing in this field is not a lack of funds, but rather a lack of a clear explanation of regenerative medicine's commercial applications, says one former venture capitalist.

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Angel funding on the rise
OConnell Brian
10/14/2011
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There's stability and then there's outright growth. For healthcare business owners looking for angel funding, they'll have to accept the former and wait some more on the latter. But at least it's progress.

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Healthcare venture capital deals continue downward trend
Glenn Brandon
10/17/2011
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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.

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Can entrepreneurs avoid "No Mans Land"?
OConnell Brian
10/20/2011
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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.

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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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Philanthropy goes outside biomedicine for latest lessons
Kirkner Rich
11/9/2011
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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.

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