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American medical device industry cant have it both ways

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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Posted by: Healing Innovation
on October 26, 2011
A lesson on funding cycles

Can "boom and bust" cycles exist in the venture funding market? You bet they can. And recent data from the chemical sector is a great example of how and why.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on October 25, 2011
Biotech leader says FDA needs a chief innovation officer

The FDA needs a chief innovation officer to help the agency stay informed about the latest technological advances, says the head of the biotechnology industry's leading trade group. Read more about what he has to say on the FDA and FDA reform.

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Posted by: Brandon Glenn
on October 24, 2011
Whos the Steve Job of healthcare

Does the healthcare business have its own Steve Jobs? Maybe not, but instead there are many individuals and companies doing innovative biotech research.

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Posted by: Frank Vinluan
on October 21, 2011
Can entrepreneurs avoid No Mans Land

In a venture funding climate seeking large returns, thousands of potentially successful entrepreneurial startups can't get the financing they need to make a difference in the economy and in the culture. The problem isn't a new one, but it is a damaging one.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on October 20, 2011
Tips on turning academics into entrepreneurs

There is no shortage of well-educated people in academic environments. But the challenge is in turning the attention of those bright minds to entrepreneurship. Here are a few ideas on how to do it.

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Posted by: Stephanie Baum
on October 19, 2011
The best ways to mentor talent in your healthcare business

How can healthcare CEOs train the next generation of company leaders? One study suggests training is best done with a healthy dose of no-nonsense straight talk in a one-on-one setting.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on October 18, 2011
Healthcare venture capital deals continue downward trend

The number of healthcare venture deals is at its lowest level in at least five quarters, according to a new report. However, healthcare seed investment hit a record high in the same quarter.

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Posted by: Brandon Glenn
on October 17, 2011
Angel funding on the rise

There's stability and then there's outright growth. For healthcare business owners looking for angel funding, they'll have to accept the former and wait some more on the latter. But at least it's progress.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on October 14, 2011
Medical device makers must deliver both clinical and economic value

Commercializing a medical device that's clinically superior is not enough in today's economic climate. Medical device companies need to market products that have both clinical and economic value, says the CEO of Medtronic.

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Posted by: Brandon Glenn
on October 13, 2011