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New healthcare businesses get ahead with Minnesota Angel Network

Wouldn’t every healthcare business entrepreneur like to have access to business experts and a connection to investors? These are two components of Minnesota Angel Network’s new program.

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Arundhati Parmar
on August 17, 2011
Finding angel investor groups

Healthcare entrepreneurs can’t take anything for granted – especially with the capital they need to keep their doors open and lights on. And that’s where a good angel investor can help.

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Brian O'Connell
on August 16, 2011
Life sciences venture funding up in second quarter

Life sciences venture capital investing rose in the second quarter, due in part to increased exit activity. Read more for details on life sciences companies’ deals.

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Brandon Glenn
on August 15, 2011
Entrepreneur funding conferences: Get them on your calendar!

These entrepreneur venture funding conferences can fill your financial coffers – but only if you’re there.

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Brian O'Connell
on August 12, 2011
Medical device startup has a more powerful tool to target blood vessel plaque

A medical device startup with a better way to penetrate coronary artery blockages plans to use a Third Frontier grant for human testing of the device, followed by application for FDA clearance.

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Brandon Glenn
on August 11, 2011
Does your medical invention consulting contract comply with U.S. laws?

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.

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Steven Auvil
on August 10, 2011
Does your healthcare business need startup money? Park it!

Healthcare entrepreneurs looking for a unique but effective route to financing should consider innovation parks.

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Brian O'Connell
on August 9, 2011
FDA medical device reviewers to undergo training

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been criticized for its reviewers at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. In response to this, the CDRH will launch a reviewer certification and training program in September.

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Arundhati Parmar
on August 8, 2011
New marine biotech center to support commercialization of biotech products

A new marine biotech center will be established to help companies commercialize biotech-based products originating on the North Carolina coast. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has awarded a $2.5 million, four-year grant for the center.

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Frank Vinluan
on August 5, 2011
Science-based startups to benefit from new National Science Foundation program

Scientific researchers -- and their ideas -- will benefit from a new National Science Foundation effort to bring innovative ideas to market. The NSF Innovation Corps will fund 100 projects a year.

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Brian O'Connell
on August 4, 2011