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DARPA's director of small business programs shares funding tips

The Department of Health and Human Services isn’t the only federal agency interested in funding medical research. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Defense's primary innovation engine that's responsible for developing new technologies for use by the military, also frequently undertakes project in biology, medicine and neuroscience.

on October 14, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Priceline co-founder says relax and imagine to implant innovation in healthcare

"We're doing fine" are the three most dangerous words in business, according to entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman.

on October 9, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
3 critical website must-haves for medical devices

Google and HIMSS Analytics talked with doctors, IT directors, and hospital executives to dig into their buying habits. No surprise in the initial findings - people go online to do research before buying.

on October 7, 2013
Category:  Growth 
8 tips to get funding without venture for medical devices

At Advamed 2013, industry leaders met and discussed how startups and innovation can beat the odds without much chance of gaining venture capital at an extremely early stage. Here are realistic options for medical device companies looking to fundraise early rounds without venture.

on October 2, 2013
Category:  Growth  Creation 
7 fast tips for early-stage startups searching for angel funding

With venture capital becoming more and more of a bygone dream for early-stage medtech and life science companies, many startups want to turn to angel funding to raise capital but don't know where to start. At the Angel Investment Forum at Advamed 2013, Allan May, the founder and chairman of Life Science Angels, had the following advice.

on September 30, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Give your medical device a proper FDA submission with these 3 keys

It's stressful. If you're a startup, your company depends on it: it's your FDA panel meeting. And, as Michael C. Morton, the vice president of global regulatory affairs at Medtronic (MDT), said, "It's kinda culminated with throwing the dice."

on September 25, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation 
Pharma startup raises funds without VCs

Savara Pharmaceuticals needed several million dollars to take its inhalable drug for troublesome infections in cystic fibrosis patients through Phase 2 clinical trials. So CEO Rob Neville, naturally, began talking with venture capitalists. But in the end, he didn't end up needing any of their money.

on September 23, 2013
Category:  Creation 
7 strategies to protect intellectual property for medical devices

Passed in September 2011, the final phases of the America Invents Act went into effect in March. Cyrus Morton, a partner at the Minneapolis office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi said this law represents the biggest change since the 1950s.

on September 18, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Ideation  Execution 
Avoid broad target markets for your Health IT product

When health IT startups say they're making a new technology platform for physicians, John Sung Kim has an immediate follow-up question - for what specialty

on Septemeber 16, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
9 strategies for entrepreneurs working with angel investors

The number of angel investors in the U.S. has jumped 60 percent since 2002, and the number of dollars they've invested in companies has gone up even faster. Not to mention that a few new angel groups have sprouted just within the last year to invest especially in life science companies.

on September 11. 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth