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Life sciences venture deals down in third quarter

The number of life sciences venture deals was down in the third quarter and first-time funding was down as well. Read more about the reasons behind the numbers.

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Posted by: Brandon Glenn
on November 16, 2011
Updated patent laws will change how device makers innovate

How will medtech and biotech companies be affected by the recently approved Leahy-Smith America Invents Act? Read more for five things these companies need to know about the modernized patent laws.

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Posted by: Steven Auvil
on November 15, 2011
Artificial pancreas has a way to go

Although progress has been made toward creating an artificial pancreas, there is still a long way to go. Read more about the work being done on this medical device.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on November 14, 2011
Tips for getting CE Mark

With medical device companies becoming increasingly frustrated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, many American companies are looking to Europe to get approval there first. Here are some tips to consider before pursuing the CE Mark.

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Posted by: Brandon Glenn
on November 11, 2011
An investment trend could hurt startup health IT firms

Venture firms are approaching angel investor groups to co-invest at the growth stage of startups. Read more about the impact this could have on startup health IT companies.

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Posted by: Stephanie Baum
on November 10, 2011
Whats ahead for the FDA

Should the U.S. Food and Drug Administration protect the public or drive innovation? One industry leader gives us his take on the future of the FDA.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on November 09, 2011
Philanthropy goes outside biomedicine for latest lessons

Medical foundations play a role in helping medicine advance through their philanthropy, but sometimes even the most well-intentioned of them can lose their way. Read more about how these foundations can stay focused on their goals.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on November 09, 2011
New concept in informed consent aims to clear research hurdle for startups

In biotech research, the gathering and analysis of data takes a great deal of time. With portable legal consent, Sage Bionetworks aims to reduce data collection time for researchers so they can make their discoveries earlier.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on November 09, 2011
Healthcare payers gain a bigger stake in biomedical innovation

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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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on November 09, 2011
Economic uncertainty clouds outlook for biomedical research

Panelists at the Partnering for Cures conference agreed that straightening out the economy here and abroad would go a long way toward making research dollars available to advance biomedical research. However, until economic conditions improve, it's hard to say how biomedical startups will fare.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on November 08, 2011