Investor insights: using checklists to improve returns

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Last week one of the medtech CEOs I work with recommended a book: “The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right” by Atul Gawande. I was intrigued by his 2 minute summary on a tube ride in London – depicting … Continue reading

Can investors profit from medical devices M&A?

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A recent Reuters article indicates medical devices M&A activity is poised to take-off in 2013. This after activity has fallen to a near low since 2009.  Is there a way that investors can benefit from such mooted M&A activity? With … Continue reading

Millionaire Teacher: Index investing for medtech specialists

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Is there a way for the average man or woman on the street to beat the vast majority of stock market participants? If you get it right, the payoffs can be huge. The journey make take a little time (anything … Continue reading

What Every Medtech Entrepreneur Should Know About VCs

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You’re an entrepreneur. You’re developing a new medtech application that’s going to take over the world and make life better for thousands, maybe millions of people. You’re idea is great, you’ve had some seed funding, perhaps a little money from … Continue reading

When Neopolitan Beats Vanilla: What Specialist Medtech Investors can Learn from Generalists

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Many investors are specialists. Indeed, specialism in something is usually the way to excel at whatever is your choosing. But can it lead to challenges (e.g. tunnel vision), and is there a way to overcome the specialist’s curse? I’ve spent … Continue reading

6 Lessons for Medtech Entrepreneurs from Covidien’s Recent Acquisitions

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The last 4 weeks has seen a flurry of medtech M&A activity from Covidien (NYSE: COV). Covidien has purchased 3 companies, all in allied spaces. The companies purchased are superDimension Ltd, Newport Medical Instruments, Inc. and Oridion Systems Ltd. Briefly, … Continue reading

Improving Investor Returns: 3 Benefits of Watchlists

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When investing your own cash, its important to find an edge that helps to improve returns and beat the market over time. Often times, investors look for specific insights, techniques and information (or even “tips”) that can give this edge. … Continue reading

Biotech Survival Lessons from the Inuit

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I’ve recently been following the BBC’s excellent “Human Planet” series. Last week’s program was a fascinating insight into how the Inuit of the Arctic have adapted human existence, over centuries, to live in one of the harshest environments known to … Continue reading

Does R&D Pay? (journal article)

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The article, “Does R&D Pay?” looks at the effectiveness of different R&D strategies. And it leads to some interesting conclusions about where investors might get the best return…
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