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FDA regulators should take page from European handbook
OConnell Brian
11/4/2011
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's laborious and lengthy approval process is hitting healthcare business owners in the pocketbook. But the FDA could be hitting consumers worse.

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Changing the status quo with an innovative idea
Kirkner Rich
11/8/2011
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The Chief Academic Officer of the Center for Integration of MedicineĀ and Innovative Technology urges busy doctors not to ignore the ideas they have for improving medicine.

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Economic uncertainty clouds outlook for biomedical research
Kirkner Rich
11/8/2011
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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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Philanthropy goes outside biomedicine for latest lessons
Kirkner Rich
11/9/2011
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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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What's ahead for the FDA?
Kirkner Rich
11/9/2011
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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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An Investment Trend Could Hurt Startup IT Firms
Baum Stephanie
11/10/2011
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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 IT companies.

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Artificial pancreas has a long way to go
Pogorelc Deanna
11/14/2011
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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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Updated patent laws will change how device makers innovate
Auvil Steven
11/15/2011
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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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Angel investing versus venture capital: Part I
OConnell Brian
11/17/2011
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Popular convention has it that venture capital is the most common and popular form of startup funding. But a deeper look inside the numbers reveals that angel funders, over the long haul, are much more likely than venture capital firms to provide seed money to a new business startup.

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Pros and cons of venture capital and angel investing
OConnell Brian
11/18/2011
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We examine the pros and cons of the two primary startup funding mechanisms: venture capital and angel funding.

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