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Mayo Clinic collaboration with OptumHealth to spin off new technologies
Dan Emerson
10/16/2013
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For those hoping to use data analytics as a tool to help improve the U.S. healthcare system, patient records represent a potential gold mine of information to identify the most effective and cost-efficient practices to diagnose and treat specific conditions.

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Providing value is key to healthcare data companies' success
Dan Emerson
10/2/2013
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As panelists at the 2013 StrataRx conference in Boston expounded last week on the potential of “big data” in healthcare, another, auspicious industry event was taking place not far away.

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Medical device startup launched by home designer with an idea
Glenn Brandon
7/27/2011
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Medical device startups often are created out of the entrepreneur’s desire to solve a medical problem. It’s no different with Continental Dry Works and its male urinary incontinence product, The Pocket.

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Medical device startup has a more powerful tool to target blood vessel plaque
Glenn Brandon
8/11/2011
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A medical device startup with a better way to penetrate coronary artery blockages plans to use a Third Frontier grant for human testing of the device, followed by application for FDA clearance.

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Who should own ideas for innovation in healthcare?
Healing Innovation
7/14/2011
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More hospitals are realizing the profitability of medical device licensing in the healthcare business. Read more on intellectual property ownership in hospitals.

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An alternative to fast failure in medical device innovation
Healing Innovation
4/25/2012
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In medical device development, challenging weaknesses early in the process can help an entrepreneur zero in on problem areas. Read more about this twist on the idea of fast failure.

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Lessons from Failure :: Renting High-end Jewelry
Diana Kander
7/25/2013
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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.  I sat down with Laura to figure out what went wrong.

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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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2012 Kauffman Foundation Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards recognize entrepreneurship excellence in researchers
Kauffman Foundation
3/15/2012
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Two entrepreneurs will be recognized by the National Postdoctoral Association and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation at the NPA's annual meeting tomorrow in San Francisco. Read more about the accomplishments of this year's 2012 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur and 2012 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur.

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Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit seeks applicants
Kauffman Foundation
3/27/2012
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Early-stage life science entrepreneurs are being sought to take part in the Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit in June. Read more about the industry experts participating and the topics they will address.

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