Why global collaboration is the answer to medtech and biotech’s biggest challenges

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In the biotech and medtech world, collaboration is key to overcoming challenges. Startup founders have a lot on their plate, from navigating regulatory hurdles to finding the right talent and funding. To protect individual privacy, patient data should be anonymized, according to Nerida Scott from Johnson & Johnson Innovation. And speaking of regulations, they can be more complex than a Rubik’s Cube, says medtech investor Tatum Getty. Finding the right talent can feel like searching for a unicorn, but bridging the gap between academia and entrepreneurship can help, adds Scott. Finally, fundraising can feel like a never-ending game of whack-a-mole, but specialized funding is the way to go, advises Getty. Read full article here

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