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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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Lessons from Failure :: Renting High-end Jewelry
Kander Diana
11/15/2012
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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.

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Lessons From Failure: Borrowing Tools From Your Neighbors
Diana Kander
8/12/2013
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Adam Berk had a vision of creating an online library where neighbors could borrow tools and electronics from one another. Why buy a fancy camera you only needed to use once for a big trip? Why invest the money in physical tools for a home remodeling project if you are never going to need them again? Adam and his best friend Dave spent 5 years creating this utopian community, neighborrow, powered by a new form of currency. Their business model was to eventually white label the product and sell it to large apartment buildings and others who wanted to facilitate a borrowing community. But they never achieved their vision. 

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Healthcare payers gain a bigger stake in biomedical innovation
Kirkner Rich
11/9/2011
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Biotech companies that work with healthcare payers can get a better sense of the kinds of innovations that are most in demand. Read more about how working with payers can give innovators an edge.

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Building Your Company's Innovation Strategy
Klopp Kenneth Hap
5/10/2006
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The entrepreneur who founded and ran The North Face (from its inception onward) tells his story about how his company was driven by the overwhelming need for innovation and a solid innovation strategy. To succeed in his industry, the author reveals his step-by-step method he used to innovate and eventually surpass the competition while building one of the industry's venerable brands.

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Three Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Attend SXSW 2015
Nathan Kurtz
3/18/2014
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People everywhere. Parties that seem to be on continuous loop all day. Vendors marketing new ideas, new startups or new swag everywhere you go. And then there's the conference with its many speakers presenting on topics ranging from anything to everything. With 30,000 people in attendance, the South By Southwest Interactive Conference can be overwhelming. So from a recent SXSW newbie to you, here are three questions to ask yourself when preparing to attend SXSW 2015.

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Building the Creative Company
Lebesch Jeff
6/1/2003
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Creativity is all about finding innovative solutions to difficult problems, says an engineer who did just that to build what is now the country's fifth largest craft brewery. The article looks at how that principle applies to manufacturing, management, marketing and product development.

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Accounting Ex Nihilo
Martin Dr David E
6/26/2000
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Obtaining financing to commercialize intellectual property is tricky, because intangible assets may have value independently of the business built upon them. In a dot-com world where knowledge is currency, cost and revenue are no longer adequate measures of value. Inventor David Martin's business is soaring on the wings of software that factors new elements into the equation for putting a price on intellectual property.

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Rebooting the life science industry AND finding a better ROI for taxpayer dollars
Lesa Mitchell
10/22/2010
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Video from the Translation Medicine Alliance Forum now available

A convening of university scientist, former and current industry leaders, philanthropy, and government yielded deep-dive discussions regarding obstacles that must be immediately overcome if we are going to maintain and grow an industry that is a significant part of America’s GDP. Watch videos from the recent Translational Medicine Alliance Forum (TMAF) to understand the complexity of the problems and that leadership from all sectors MUST act to make changes to a broken system.

Taxpayer-funded research is not being advanced to market. The TMAF discussions presented in the videos address what we can do to make changes in the system, catalyze an industry, create jobs, and, most importantly, provide cures for patients.

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Business incubators: What you should look for when choosing one
OConnell Brian
7/26/2011
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Interested in getting your fledgling healthcare business into a business incubator? That’s fine – even commendable – but just make sure you do your due diligence first.

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