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Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: America’s high-growth health and drug companies reside in some unexpected locales

More than 6 percent of Inc. 500 firms work in the health and drug space, making it the No. 5 industrial sector for these fast-growing companies from 2005 to 2010. But these medical innovators aren’t all concentrated in the Silicon Valley.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 28, 2013
Category:  Growth 
Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: Breaking Down Barriers to Life Sciences Commercialization

Because life sciences entrepreneurship thrives on harnessing new technologies, spurring innovation, and growing companies, the Kauffman Foundation met in 2003 with the Panel of Advisors on the Life Sciences to help advance those goals.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 21, 2013
Category:  Creation 
DioGenix: CEO Offers Tips on Pursuing the Right Product and Investors

DioGenix, in Gaithersburg, Md., was founded in 2009 after CEO Larry Tiffany and his senior management team saw a clear clinical need: monitoring disease progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Tiffany has an extensive background in biotech, as an IP attorney, and as a senior executive at small and mid-size biotech companies. Before DioGenix, he was senior vice president and general manager of genomics for another genomics research company, Gene Logic.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
O'Brien: Finding Startup Success as a Physician-Inventor Far From Healthcare Hotspots

Dr. Todd O’Brien has additional challenges beyond those encountered by most startup life science CEOs. The 48-year-old podiatrist still sees patients even while developing his latest innovation: an electronic tuning fork for measuring diabetes-related nerve damage in people’s feet. He's also building his company in Orono, Maine - far from any major healthcare hub.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 19, 2013
Category:  Growth 
A Health Data Revolution? For Entrepreneurs It Has Just Begun.

At the FutureMed conference at Singularity University in the Silicon Valley this month, innovators from throughout the health field gathered for sessions on the future of medicine. A session on data-driven health provided insights into fascinating healthcare innovations centered on the use of health data. And it offered ideas for entrepreneurs looking to join the data revolution.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 16, 2013
Category:  Creation 
One Thing Life Science Entrepreneurs Can't Have? Fetishes

There’s no silver bullet for becoming a successful life science entrepreneur. But at a session on entrepreneurship and innovation at the FutureMed conference at Singularity University in the Silicon Valley last week, three panelists shared their tips on achieving entrepreneurial success.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 15, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: Old(er) = Entrepreneur

The archetypal entrepreneur is a strapping 20-something. But we shouldn’t count out Baby Boomers as the next innovators.

Dane Stangler, senior analyst at the Kauffman Foundation, uncovered these facts in some recent Kauffman Foundation research:

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MedCityNews .com
on February 14, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation 
How to Use Book Smarts to Build a Digital Health Startup

One way for life science and digital health entrepreneurs to innovate: turn landmark literature into accessible, web-based programs.

That’s what Omada Health, a San Francisco startup, has done for diabetes prevention. In a session on the future of intervention at the FutureMed conference at Singularity University in the Silicon Valley last week, the company’s co-founder and CEO Sean Duffy explained the effort.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 13, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Medivo: Finding the Right Investors and Customers is Key to Business Success

Three years ago, Jason Bhan, MD, a family practitioner, went into business with a cousin—Sundeep Bhan, a serial entrepreneur—and a friend, Destry Sulkes, also an MD.  The three healthcare entrepreneurs founded Medivo, which developed tools to track symptoms, explain lab results, and provide personalized health information.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 12, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation 
TVAX: Cancer Researcher-Turned-Startup Founder Takes DIY Approach

It’s a cancer immunologist’s dream to discover a safe and effective way to coax the body’s own immune system into waging war against invading cancer cells. Building a startup company around that finding, though, is definitely not every scientist’s forte. For Gary W. Wood, making the leap from laboratory to C-suite seemed like the next logical step.

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MedCityNews .com
on February 12, 2013
Category:  Growth 
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