Tag Archives: innovation

Elekta provides LINC to innovation

The first thing that hits you when you walk in Elekta‘s Learning and Innovation Center (LINC) located in Atlanta, is that there is a lot of history here. From the Leksell Stereotactic System invented in 1949, to the Leskell Gamma…

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Could crowdfunding be the savior of early-stage med-tech?

It’s no secret that it’s harder and harder for med-tech firms to receive early stage funding. I think my last six blogs have been about that topic alone. But while its true that some venture capital firms are looking to…

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Not just business as usual for med-tech

Medical companies that are still entertaining the notion that business can continue as usual – that somehow the model of collaboration between firms and physicians is enough to foster innovation – are in for a rude awakening. We live in…

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Life science confidential? Not lately

We all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but what’s not always clear is the cost. The U.S. federal government in two of its incarnations recently put those in the life science industries on alert that the…

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Getting in at the ground floor no longer viable for VCs

In a recent conversation with one of my good friends who has been in the music industry off and on for 20+ years, I realized that there are some glaring similarities between that form of entertainment and med-tech. Consider this…

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Med-tech community wary, but at the same time optimistic about the future of the sector

The MedTech Investing Conference held each May in Minneapolis is one of the more interesting investor-focused gatherings on the calendar. It always earns accolades from attendees as representing one of the best opportunities to bring together venture capitalists, entrepreneur/innovators and…

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A refreshing take on the state of the med-tech industry

Here at Medical Device Daily we’ve become accustomed to the doom-and-gloom stories about our industry. The medical device tax provision in the Affordable Care Act and other emerging realities of healthcare reform along with worldwide economic sluggishness, regulatory and reimbursement challenges, consolidation…

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Speakers highlight strengths of med-tech industry

ATLANTA – With a substantially strong turnout the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) kicked off its 2013 conference earlier today. Hosted at the Georgia Institute of Technology Global Learning Center, the organization’s annual conference featured speakers ranging from Medical Device…

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Rethinking Innovation

If I had to sum up the key take away from Cleveland Clinic‘s Medical Innovation Summit last week, I would probably say something like this : Innovation is alive and well, but are hospitals and physicians willing to pay for…

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TDS next step in innovation

Last month, I had the opportunity to witness something extraordinary. No, not the first presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney … that’s a discussion for another time blog. What I saw that was so intriguing occurred at the…

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