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Steve Blank Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class (I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science.

There may come a day that one of these teams makes a drug, diagnostic or medical device that saves your life.

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Over the last two and a half years the National Science Foundation … More >

Steve Blank Lessons Learned in Medical Devices

This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Doctors, researchers and Principal Investigators in this class got out of the lab and hospital talked to 2,355 customers, tested 947 hypotheses and invalidated 423 of them.  The class … More >

Steve Blank Lessons learned in digital health

This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF.

Part 1:  issues in the therapeutics drug discovery pipeline
Part 2:  medical devices and digital health
Part 3: described what we’re going to do about it.
Part 4: This Will Save us Years – Customer Discovery in … More >

Steve Blank We’ve seen the future of translational medicine and it’s disruptive

A team of 110 researchers and clinicians, in therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health in 25 teams at UCSF, has just shown us the future of translational medicine.  It’s Lean, it’s fast, it works and it’s unlike anything else ever done.

It’s going to get research from the lab to the bedside … More >

Steve Blank How Do You Want to Spend the Next 4 Years of Your Life?

As our Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences class winds down, a good number of the 26 teams are trying to figure out whether they should go forward to turn their class project into a business.

Given that we’ve been emphasizing Evidence-based entrepreneurship and the Investment Readiness Level, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised … More >

Steve Blank Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences – Revenue Streams

We’re teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with a team of veteran venture capitalists. The class has talked to 2,056 customers to date.

Part 1:  issues in the therapeutics drug discovery pipeline
Part 2:  medical devices and digital health
Part 3: described what we’re … More >

Steve Blank Well, they ‘should’ be our customers

When scientists and engineers who’ve been working in the lab for years try to commercialize their technology, they often get trapped by their own beliefs  - including who the customers are, what features are important, pricing etc.

One the key tenets of the Lean LaunchPad class is that every week each … More >

Steve Blank This will save us years — Lean LaunchPad for Life Science

We’re deep into week 2 of teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) this October at UCSF with a team of veteran venture capitalists.

Part 1 of this post described the issues in the drug discovery. Part 2 covered medical devices and digital health. Part … More >

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