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Medical device startups need discipline of stage-gate process

Medical device startups can save money by using a stage-gate approach used by larger companies in developing new products. Increased discipline and focus are some of the other advantages with this process.

on May 31, 2011
Biotech companies in New York benefit from new life sciences angel group

Biotech companies, health IT companies and medical device startups in New York now have their own angel group – Life Sciences Angel Network. A former cardiologist created the group after finding that nothing like it existed in New York.

on May 27, 2011
Pharmaceutical sales jobs difficult, with or without iPads

A pharmaceutical sales job can be tough today because people in those jobs are facing challenges they never had in the past. And while a company-issued iPad may be a nice perk, it also makes reps more accountable.

on May 26, 2011
Healthcare business model? Try UCLA Health System

Healthcare business owners looking for a role model to mirror in their own businesses should study the UCLA Health System.

on May 26, 2011
Venture capital alternatives for a healthcare business

Venture capital investment isn’t the only option for a medical business. Four trends are conspiring to create funding alternatives.

on May 25, 2011
Landing seed money – five tips

Venture funding is up, albeit slightly. To grab your slice of the capital pie, start thinking differently.

on May 23, 2011
Healthcare innovations need healthcare business plans, goals to succeed

Ideas for healthcare innovations abound, but will go nowhere unless entrepreneurs with defined goals and healthcare business plans bring those ideas to life.

on May 20, 2011
Bioresorbable stent maker says its product beats the competition

Are bioresorbable stents from one company better than another? Arterial Remodeling Technologies thinks so. The company boasts that its stents offer faster and smoother bioresorption and crack-free expansion.

on May 19, 2011
HHS to healthcare business owners: Got any bright ideas?

Innovation is the new watchword in Washington -- so much so, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to hear directly from entrepreneurs on their innovations. But what’s in it for healthcare business owners?

on May 18, 2011
Venture capital firm Hatteras to invest up to $30 million in seed-stage opportunities

Hatteras Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, will invest $20 million to $30 million in helping companies through first-in-man and preclinical studies. The firm expects to invest in 10 to 15 companies in the healthcare business.

on May 16, 2011