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Advances in Medicine: Surgery Without Knives - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Date: 10/6/2004
Length: 2 minutes
Speaker(s): Robin Bellas , Hanson Gifford
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Bellas talks about the growing medical trend of surgery without knives and some of the benefits this has.

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Advances in Medicine: Surgery Without Knives - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Robin Bellas Hanson Gifford
10/6/2004
Summary: Bellas talks about the growing medical trend of surgery without knives and some of the benefits this has. Watch More
Choosing the Right Medical Devices to Fund - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Hanson Gifford Robin Bellas
10/6/2004
Summary: The Foundry can only fund a certain number of ventures. Hanson talks about the different factors that go into choosing the companies, including market opportunity, and patient and physician opportunity. Watch More
Examples of Groundbreaking Achievements in Medicine (Part 1) - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Robin Bellas Hanson Gifford
10/6/2004
Summary: Bellas talks about two Foundry companies which utilize new surgical procedures. The first is Thermage, which uses a procedure that stimulates new collagen growth. The second is Xstent, which works with stent
implants. Watch More
Examples of Groundbreaking Achievements in Medicine (Part 2) - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Robin Bellas Hanson Gifford
10/6/2004
Summary: Gifford discusses some Foundry companies that are showing great success rates, including: Concentric, which treats acute ischemic strokes; Emphasis, with a procedure replacing open-heart surgery with an outpatient procedure, First
to File, a non-medical project focusing on intellectual property management; and Satiety, which treats morbid obesity. Watch More
Insight Into the Changing Valuations of Companies Since the Dot Com Era - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Robin Bellas Hanson Gifford
10/6/2004
Summary: The dot com bubble has changed the way companies are now valued, and their valuations over time. Bellas discusses how valuations are currently determined, and typical financing and return amounts. Watch More
Morgenthaler Ventures - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Robin Bellas Hanson Gifford
10/6/2004
Summary: Robin Bellas, partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, explains the structure of the venture capital firm. Watch More
The Foundry: Background - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Hanson Gifford Robin Bellas
10/6/2004
Summary: Hanson Gifford, president and CEO of The Foundry, talks about why the company was founded and what they do to help fledgling companies get off the ground and become successful. The incubation process that The Foundry goes through
with each new venture helps these companies increase their chances of receiving funding, he says. Watch More
The Unique Relationship Between Morgenthaler and The Foundry - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Hanson Gifford Robin Bellas
10/6/2004
Summary: While Morgenthaler funds The Foundry, they are also, in essence, funding each new venture that The Foundry incubates. Bellas and Gifford describe the details of this relationship, including the reasons behind establishing it and
how they successfully maintain it. Watch More
Where Does Innovation Occur? - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Hanson Gifford Robin Bellas
10/6/2004
Summary: Bellas talks about where innovation is currently happening in biotech and medical device companies. The large pharmaceutical companies aren't covering the same innovative ground as the smaller companies, which is a trend seeing in
every tech field. Watch More
Why Does The Foundry Work as an Incubator? - Robin Bellas, Hanson Gifford (Morgenthaler)
Robin Bellas Hanson Gifford
10/6/2004
Summary: Gifford has found that having The Foundry act as an incubator was the best method possible to help new ventures get started. Over the cycles of incubation, The Foundry becomes familiar with procedures such as the FDA approval
process and clinical trial details. Watch More

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