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Biodesign by Paul Yock, Josh Makower, Stefanos Zenios

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6.3 Funding Sources

Introduction
In 2007, US venture capitalists invested $3.9 billion in 365 medical device start-up deals. This corresponded to a 40 percent increase in investment in the medtech sector over the previous year.1 More venture funds are available than ever before for turning great ideas into products. The key for innovators is to enter into the right, mutually beneficial funding relationships that maximize their chances for successful product development and commercialization. While this may involve venture capital, there are other sources of funding that can also be advantageous and should not be overlooked.
When evaluating funding sources, the goal of the innovator is to develop a process for identifying potential investors, ...

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