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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: Immigrant scientists help to improve cancer survival rates
Christina Sherwood
3/7/2013
Blog Resource
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With immigrants in more than 40 percent of the cancer researcher slots at America’s top cancer institutes, these scientists are playing an integral role in improving cancer survival rates in the United States, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report released last month.

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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: How legal reform can promote innovation
Christina Sherwood
3/28/2013
Blog Resource
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As a life science entrepreneur, you surely have ideas on how changing legal rules and policies could promote innovation and accelerate U.S. economic growth. The Kauffman Foundation, seeking suggestions on how to jumpstart the struggling economy, convened America’s leading legal scholars and social scientists to offer their thoughts.

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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: How entrepreneurs can improve productivity and quality in healthcare
Christina Sherwood
3/21/2013
Blog Resource
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With U.S. healthcare costs rising about 2.5 percent faster than inflation, there’s an urgent need to improve productivity and quality in American healthcare. A Kauffman Foundation report found that open access to medical data could help find that cost-benefit balance.

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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: America’s high-growth health and drug companies reside in some unexpected locales
Christina Sherwood
2/28/2013
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More than 6 percent of Inc. 500 firms work in the health and drug space, making it the No. 5 industrial sector for these fast-growing companies from 2005 to 2010. But these medical innovators aren’t all concentrated in the Silicon Valley.

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Watch Kauffman Foundation's experts break down a startup's business model
Seper Chris
6/22/2012
Blog Resource
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A life science company's business model is important to its success. Read more about validating a business model.

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Want to make a life sciences startup viable? Follow this series on LinkedIn
10/16/2013
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Want a great template for an entrepreneurial incubator? Think like a Wolverine
OConnell Brian
11/22/2011
Blog Resource
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Some entrepreneurial incubators are better than others. For a good role model, check out the University of Michigan.

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Vision, Values & Strategy
Rick
10/18/2006
Audio Resource
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Rick Wallace, recently appointed CEO of KLA-Tencor, shares his management philosophy and the key to the company's success over the last 30 years.  He stresses the importance of having a clear vision, distinct values and a well defined strategy to take care of his key constituencies: employees, customers and shareholders.

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Virtual clinical trials could soon be an option for pharma, biotech companies
Pogorelc Deanna
2/16/2012
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Pfizer Inc. is testing a pilot of a virtual clinical trial program that could be of interest to medical device startups and young pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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Viewpoint: Six-Sigma Success Requires Top Team Support
Grayson Kevin
8/1/2007
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Even with trained and certified internal quality-improvement leaders, or "belts," Six Sigma efforts can fail because management does not understand the support they need. Such ignorance can mean that Six Sigma quality projects don't match company strategy, receive the right resources or financial support, or benefit from regular reviews by managers who can resolve such issues. Entrepreneurs thinking about implementing a Lean Manufacturing-oriented process need to have a full appreciation not only for the returns but also for the investments required, especially their own time and energy and that of their top team".

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