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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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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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IOM report is a step backwards for medical device companies
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8/1/2011
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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report recommending the 510(k) process be scrapped. Read more about the medical device industry’s reaction.

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What are the rules when physicians become medical device developers?
Healing Innovation
8/22/2011
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In today’s healthcare business landscape, support from doctors is part of many company’s medical device development business plan. Read more on when conflict of interest becomes a problem for physicians doubling as medical device developers.

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Partnerships with medical institutions can foster medical device innovation
Healing Innovation
8/31/2011
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Pharmaceutical companies are benefitting from partnerships with academic medical institutions, but can biotech companies do the same? Read more on clinician impact on medical device innovation.

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Medical device startup company proves fundraising dollars are out there
Healing Innovation
9/21/2011
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A disposable insulin pump maker has completed the biggest equity financing transaction this year, proving that fundraising dollars are not as scarce as some might think. But the company, Valeritas, has a lot of things on its side. Read more about the company's advantages.

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American medical device industry can't have it both ways
Healing Innovation
10/6/2011
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In the race to get new medical devices to market, companies encounter FDA speed bumps that slow down the process. But would we really be willing to accept the risks that would accompany fast FDA approvals?

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Should surgeons profit from using medical devices they create?
Healing Innovation
10/27/2011
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Many would agree that surgeons are qualified to create innovative medical devices that may be superior to what is currently available. But the controversy arises when surgeons begin to profit by purchasing their own products for use in their patients.

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