Fueling innovation in medical devices (and beyond): venture capital in health care.


Journal Article

Innovation in health care requires new ideas and the capital to develop and commercialize those ideas into products or services. The necessary capital is often "venture capital," but the link between public policy and the venture capital industry has not been well examined. In this paper we explore the link between venture capital and innovation in health care, and we present new descriptive data from a survey of health care venture capital fund managers. Respondents generally viewed policy levers (for example, reimbursement and regulations) as important risks to venture capital investments, potentially affecting their ability to raise capital for early-stage investment funds.

Full Text

Cited Authors

  • Ackerly, DC; Valverde, AM; Diener, LW; Dossary, KL; Schulman, KA

Published Date

  • January 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • w68 - w75

PubMed ID

  • 19049999

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19049999

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1544-5208

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-2715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1377/hlthaff.28.1.w68


  • eng