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With immigrants in more than 40 percent of the cancer researcher slots at America’s top cancer institutes, these scientists are playing an integral role in improving cancer survival rates in the United States, according to a Kauffman Foundation-funded National Foundation for American Policy report released last month.
With Washington buzzing about the possibility of comprehensive immigration reform this year, a new Kauffman Foundation white paper showed how Startup Visas for foreign-born entrepreneurs could help jumpstart the economy.
As a life science entrepreneur, you surely have ideas on how changing legal rules and policies could promote innovation and accelerate U.S. economic growth. The Kauffman Foundation, seeking suggestions on how to jumpstart the struggling economy, convened America’s leading legal scholars and social scientists to offer their thoughts.
Bringing a healthcare drug or device to market requires an intense amount of capital. Federal regulation in the United States, Europe and beyond requires clinical testing and trials, as well as large sales staffs and other expenses. The early requirements for investing can force entrepreneurs to seek private, dilutive investing and rapidly cut into the amount of ownership of the company by the entrepreneur.
"Med tech is alive and well, despite what we hear out there," Kevin Wasserstein, founder and principal at MentorCatalyst, told the attendees of today’s MedTech Investing Conference.
Dinu Sen, CEO of Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, offers tips on finding need in the sector, hiring, and determining whether working with an accelerator is right for your company.
Lisa Earnhardt, president and CEO of Intersect ENT, shares tips on finding your customer, working with physicians, and collaborating with the FDA.
Because significant funding is needed to develop new, innovative life science and digital health products and tools, fewer ideas are making the leap from research institutions to product development teams. This clash between the short-term, earnings-driven needs of the medical marketplace and the risky, lengthy, and capital-intensive process of bringing medical ideas to fruition is a major challenge facing modern medicine.
Medical technology innovators and investors from across the country will gather Wednesday in Minneapolis for the 12th annual MedTech Investing Conference. With panels on alternative funding models, maximizing ROI, and the FDA on the agenda, we asked conference co-chair Dennis Wahr, CEO of Holaira, what insights life science and digital health entrepreneurs can expect to take away from the event.
Looking for early-stage financing for your life science or digital health startup? Crowdfunding, in which individuals and teams can raise money over the Internet from dozens or thousands of sources in small amounts, has become a popular financing tool.
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