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The most interesting start-ups are those that provide solutions or improvements that are well targeted and correspond to well-understood issues in the pharmaceutical industry or the needs of patients. In the field of pharmaceutical packaging or medical devices, the partnership between a startup and a pharmaceutical laboratory generally require for the startup to have a particular proprietary know-how or a certain intellectual property but also the implication of an industrial partner with a global stature to allow the implementation of the solution.
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Portal Instruments, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is disrupting needle-free injection technology. We spoke to Barbara Taylor to learn more about how the firm is using patient data, its plans for the future and the role played by Pharmapack in its success.
"Its current startup environment is experiencing the most important growth: with 50M€ invested in 2014 in Paris’ startups alone, the biggest delegation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2015 was French. Paris is now among the best places for entrepreneurs and investors with 4,000 startups in Paris, 12,000 in Paris’ metropolitan area."