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Medical device startups can benefit from patent reform

Medical device startups could reap the benefits of patent reform, especially the shorter regulatory approval process that would allow companies to get their patents faster. Read more about the changes ahead for patent seekers.

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Posted by: Stephanie Baum
on September 27, 2011
"Globalization" the key word for today's pharma CEOs

PPD's new CEO Ray Hill brings global knowledge and experience that will help the CRO succeed in today's healthcare business landscape. Read more on CROs and global entrepreneurship.

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Posted by: Frank Vinluan
on September 26, 2011
Pharmaceutical company takes cues from digital marketers in other industries

Pharmaceutical companies are trying to adapt their marketing to an increasingly digital world. To get a handle on this environment, one company has appointed a digital advisory board of marketers from other industries.

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Posted by: Frank Vinluan
on September 23, 2011
NIH looks to fund life sciences innovators

Healthcare innovators can benefit from a trio of grant awards from the National Institutes of Health. Read more about how the NIH is helping innovators in the life sciences field.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on September 22, 2011
Medical device startup company proves fundraising dollars are out there

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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Posted by: Healing Innovation
on September 21, 2011
NIH streamlines invention licensing process for healthcare startups

The National Institutes of Health is out with new rules on how healthcare startup companies can license its drug, vaccine and therapeutic inventions. Read more about how your healthcare business can take advantage of an exclusive licensing deal.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on September 20, 2011
Pharma reps changing how they sell

Pharma reps at GSK are selling their products in a new way. The emphasis is more on communicating a drug's benefits and risks than trying to sell as much as possible. Read more about this change in approach to sales.

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Posted by: Frank Vinluan
on September 19, 2011
Job candidates more likely to lie online, studies say

New healthcare businesses may find online communications a great tool for efficiency, but studies suggest hiring is best done the old-fashioned way. Read more about job candidates lying online.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on September 16, 2011
Are we in a health IT bubble?

Talk of a possible tech bubble, based on high valuations of IT companies, has led to questions about whether a health IT bubble has been created as well. Read more about the signs leading to that speculation.

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Posted by: Brandon Glenn
on September 15, 2011
Five ways the new jobs plan could impact your business

There is $450 billion on the line in the proposed White House jobs plan, and some of that money could work for entrepreneurs. Here are five "immediate impactors" that could help small businesses.

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Posted by: Brian O'Connell
on September 14, 2011