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The business of healthcare innovation

Author: Lawton R Burns
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Written by professors of the Wharton School and industry executives, this book provides a detailed overview of business trends and technological innovation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, genomics/proteomics, medical device and information technology sectors.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawton R Burns
ISBN: 9780521838986 0521838983 9780521547680 0521547687
OCLC Number: 58789319
Description: xxiii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Preface --
1. The business of healthcare innovation in the Wharton School curriculum/ Lawton R. Burns --
Part I. The Life Sciences --
2. The pharmaceutical sector/ John Northrup --
3. The biotechnology sector/ Cary G. Pfeffer --
4. Biotechnology business and revenue models: the dynamic of technological evolution and capital market ingenuity/ Stephen M. Sammut --
5. Mergers, acquisitions, and the advantages of scale in the pharmaceutical sector/ Lawton R. Burns, Sean Nicholson and John Evans --
Part II. Devices and Information Technologies --
6. The medical device sector/ Kurt Kruger --
7. Healthcare information technology sector/ Jeff C. Goldsmith --
8. Healthcare innovation across sectors: convergences and divergences/ Lawton R. Burns and Stephen M. Sammut.
Responsibility: edited by Lawton R. Burns.


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