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Morning Read: Cancer research group holds auction for lunch with a VC

If you would like to get some startup advice over lunch with a venture capitalist from Silicon Valley, now is your chance. Bidding closes Thursday in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2012 Venture Capital Master’s Lunch Series. There will be six more auctions over the next two months for a chance to meet with investors […]

If you would like to get some startup advice over lunch with a venture capitalist from Silicon Valley, now is your chance. Bidding closes Thursday in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2012 Venture Capital Master’s Lunch Series. There will be six more auctions over the next two months for a chance to meet with investors from New Enterprise Associates, Menlo Ventures, Greylock Partners and others.

Piramal Healthcare is hoping one of the molecular imaging agents it just acquired from Bayer will be a strong competitor to Eli Lilly’s Amyvid. The Indian company plans to use florbetaben as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s.

Cardiologists at Ohio State University are now slightly more important than football coaches, based on 2011 bonuses paid by the university. Five electrophysiologists received bonuses of $1.3 million, as compared to bonuses of $1 for the basketball and football coaches. The basketball coach took home $2.2 million in total pay while the top cardiologist made $2 million in 2011.

A new study about wound care predicts the global market will grow to almost $21 billion in 2015, compared to $16.8 billion this year. This increase will benefit companies that make single-use disposable devices and portable systems that can be used at home.

The FDA has approved the Smartheart device which allows patients to monitor heart activity and send the data via Bluetooth to a doctor. SHL Telemedicine’s product includes a battery-powered, 12-lead ECG and rhythm strip.

 

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