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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 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship this week

on Septembers 20, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
How to test the strength of your business model

Entrepreneur and business model innovator Alexander Osterwalder led a business model discussion at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation.

on September 19. 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
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 
Getting consumers to use your mobile app

Getting consumers to use a mobile app to play games or communicate through social media is one thing. Getting them to use a healthcare-related app is another.

on September 17, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth 
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 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made this week's eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

on September 13, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
What not to overlook in your reimbursement strategy

Most startups overlook three areas when developing their reimbursement strategy, according to Scott Howell, head of patient access at Genentech.

on September 12, 2013
Category:  Execution  Ideation 
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 
How early-stage healthcare companies can move fast - despite slow health systems

It's the classic conundrum for healthcare entrepreneurs: You want your business to move fast and grow quickly, but it can take months for large health systems to make a decision about your product or service.

on September 10, 2013
Category:  Growth  Execution