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Is the pre-IDE process worth the time investment?
Health Innovation
5/11/2011
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Medical device startups need to know when it’s worthwhile to make use of the pre-IDE process. The FDA review team can provide valuable insight to the medical business, but there are drawbacks, too. Read more to find out the pros and cons of the pre-IDE process.

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How to protect your idea for a new medical device
Healing Innovation
6/9/2011
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Creators of new innovative medical devices need to know how to protect their ideas. Read more for tips on the best ways to do this.

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J & J stent story highlights need for innovation
Healing Innovation
6/28/2011
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Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson pulled out of the heart stent market amid struggling sales of its products. Read more on how this move reveals the need for continuous innovation in the healthcare business landscape.

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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: 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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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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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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The 5 Best Mistakes We Made in 2013 (and How Were Learning From Them)
Nate Olson
1/15/2014
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With 1 Million Cups, as with any startup, our tendency is to put our best foot forward. We spend a lot of time talking about all of the great successes that we've had over the past year--and there have been many. But one of the things that makes our program special is that sense of having a safe space to share what you haven't done well and what you're struggling with on a day-to-day basis.

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Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows program expands to bring in more innovators
Parmar Arundhati
6/29/2011
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The Medical Devices Center Innovation Fellows program at the University of Minnesota is expanding to bring in twice as many professionals. Program participants work to create new innovations in healthcare.

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