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Angel funding on the rise
OConnell Brian
10/14/2011
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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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Can entrepreneurs avoid "No Mans Land"?
OConnell Brian
10/20/2011
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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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Who's the Steve Jobs of healthcare? It's innovators who "think different"
Vinluan Frank
10/21/2011
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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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Biotech leader says FDA needs a chief innovation officer
Glenn Brandon
10/24/2011
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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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A lesson on funding cycles
OConnell Brian
10/25/2011
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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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Biotech companies need to diversify, use new approaches to survive today
Baum Stephanie
10/26/2011
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At this week's Biotech 2011 conference, speakers from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Merck spoke about how biotech companies can survive in this tough regulatory and economic environment.

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StartX: Training ground for Stanford's best and brightest
OConnell Brian
10/28/2011
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Academia is getting ever more aggressive about helping entrepreneurs get a running start. An emerging crown jewel could well be Stanford University's brand new StartX.

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Feds finally move on mobile healthcare apps
OConnell Brian
11/2/2011
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Finally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is getting around to regulating mobile health applications. It's early in the game, but what do the new rules look like?

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Five tips for medical device makers seeking FDA approval
Vinluan Frank
11/3/2011
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Medical device startups will be way ahead of their competitors if they know what to expect from the FDA approval process. Read more for tips on how to be prepared.

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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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