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Kim Popovits, CEO of Genomic Health Inc., gave the keynote speech at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation. Popovits closed her speech by stressing the importance of having a company that is “healthy” (34:56-40:22).
Partnerships in innovation development phases can offer a wide range of benefits in the healthcare industry where experience can simplify complex processes.
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Ronald Lindsay, CEO of Zebra Biologics Inc., thinks changes in the biotech industry will lead to a trend of success for biotech companies. His company’s technology can be used as a platform to discover and develop bio-superior antibody therapeutics and complex drug targets. Zebra has just pulled in $9 million in its first investing round, and Lindsay thinks one of the biggest changes for the future of biotech is the availability of venture funding.
Advance directives are commonly used for end-of-life medical decisions, but through consumer research, MyDirectives' co-founder Jeff Zucker has learned they can be used to instantly make life better for all users, and not just those near death.
Physician-consultants and medical device startups often don’t realize that failure to draft a tight physician-consultant contract could result in violations of federal laws and criminal and civil penalties. Read more about the guidelines for these contracts.
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.
Healthcare entrepreneurs who have hit the intellectual property speed bump can relate to the appropriately named session, "Reducing Drag: New Approaches to IP Negotiation and Technology Licensing," at the Partnering for Cures conference earlier this week in New York City.
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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