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The next big thing is…
According to the most recent MoneyTree Survey, a report put together by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomson Venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Association, which tracks venture capital investments, biotech and medical equipment firms are really the next big thing …
Although overall VC funding in the third quarter dipped 8 percent from the second quarter, investments in so-called life science firms increased 14 percent.

Pharmaceutical Makers Turn To CRM
After years of blockbuster medications that literally change the way their customers live, drugmakers are facing a period of uncertainty as the cost of developing the next big thing grows and the discovery pipeline shrinks. Many pharmaceutical companies are turning to customer-relationship-management technology as a means to squeeze revenue from existing products and prime the market for what’s to come.

Who’s Going To Pay For Global Health?
The amazingly swift global response to the SARS outbreak earlier this year demonstrated once and for all that it is possible for countries to join forces and fight epidemics quickly and effectively. So, shouldn’t the same apply to the true pandemics � AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis? Indeed it should � but global strategies to fight these scourges are just now starting to come together.