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Making medical devices to solve global health problems can be tougher yet more rewarding than building medical devices for more advanced countries. Read more about how companies can serve both markets.
Biotech companies can expect to encounter a few ethical dilemmas with clinical trials and marketing. Read about ethical issues in drug development.
Social media helps healthcare business leaders stay in touch with peers and the industry. Read one former hospital CEO's take.
Determining the total addressable market is an important step for early-stage startups. Here are three ways to do it.
Understanding reimbursement issues for new medical devices and therapeutics is an important part of bringing a product to market. Read more for tips from entrepreneurs who have been through this process.
Medical device startups must demonstrate a product's economic value as well as its clinical usefulness, say industry leaders. Read more about their advice for new healthcare businesses.
At age 25, Laura Sanko was a founding member of a startup that raised $3.5 Million from some world-famous investors and the Founder’s Fund. The business model was simple: a website that rented high-end jewelry for special occasions for a fraction of the retail value of each piece. Three years later, the investment money was all gone and while the site continued to operate, it had failed to meet the investors’ expectations.
Three years ago, Jason Bhan, MD, a family practitioner, went into business with a cousin—Sundeep Bhan, a serial entrepreneur—and a friend, Destry Sulkes, also an MD. The three healthcare entrepreneurs founded Medivo, which developed tools to track symptoms, explain lab results, and provide personalized health information.
DioGenix, in Gaithersburg, Md., was founded in 2009 after CEO Larry Tiffany and his senior management team saw a clear clinical need: monitoring disease progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Tiffany has an extensive background in biotech, as an IP attorney, and as a senior executive at small and mid-size biotech companies. Before DioGenix, he was senior vice president and general manager of genomics for another genomics research company, Gene Logic.
Dr. Todd O’Brien has additional challenges beyond those encountered by most startup life science CEOs. The 48-year-old podiatrist still sees patients even while developing his latest innovation: an electronic tuning fork for measuring diabetes-related nerve damage in people’s feet. He's also building his company in Orono, Maine - far from any major healthcare hub.
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