BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Health Connexions™ announced the launch of a unique business model aimed at accelerating the transformation of science into commercial success. New science and technology often fails for one of two reasons: 1) lack of capital or 2) lack of traction. And the combination of the two renders a scientific or technological breakthrough dead in its tracks.
Health Connexions’ new program addresses these two issues directly, with a unique solution. Based on a rigorous screening process, Health Connexions evaluates new technologies to be brought into its program. Once on board, an organization or technology start-up works hand-in-hand with Health Connexions to 1) learn how to raise capital and 2) implement initiatives that drive towards commercial acceptance and usage, thereby gaining traction.
Through its vast network of over 5 million contacts in life sciences and health care, Health Connexions is uniquely positioned to be able to get the message out to both the investment community and the end-users of the new science or technology to support the transformation of science into commercial success.
As pointed out in the book ‘Crossing the Chasm’, a bible for technology adoption for the last 24 years, there is a chasm between the early adopters of the product (the technology enthusiasts and visionaries) and the early majority (the pragmatists). It is Health Connexions’ goal to put together the right partnerships and the right programs for promising technology providers, and cross this chasm.
“We are passionate about finding new ways to accelerate the adoption of science. Too many ideas ‘die on the vine’ needlessly”, stated Dawn Van Dam, President & CEO of Health Connexions. “Our mandate is to help organizations find the capital they require, and to put in place the programs and introductions that are essential to accelerate the end-user’s ability to decide where and how the technology can add value.”
By combining expertise from various fields such as market research, marketing communications and technology evaluation, Health Connexions is an all-in-one solution for businesses trying to expand their commercial footprint. The vision is to have the momentum build such that these innovations become a de facto standard, and are well-supported by the investment community.
“For some of the most promising opportunities, we have even decided to invest some of our time up front, in order to help support the transformation of the science into commercial success,” stated Dawn Van Dam. “Our unique focus on science and its growth potential makes Health Connexions a specialist within its own field, and this new program a well-timed addition to the industry.”
There are changes happening in the world of science, and the pace of innovation is progressing at an unprecedented rate. The opportunities are more global now, as well, as innovative leadership and programs are growing in emerging countries, particularly those in Asia. Additionally, the life sciences industry is reporting impressive growth figures in R&D funding, patent applications, science degrees and labor productivity.
Thus, it is vital that a proper support network be established. Health Connexions offers its services to improve the success rates of already existing businesses, as well as new start-up companies that are hoping to enter this burgeoning market. By helping the key science players spread their message and connect to others in their various fields, while also connecting capital to new innovations, there will be a positive, exponential increase in the speed of adoption for new innovations.
About Health Connexions, Inc. – Transforming Science into Commercial Success
Health Connexions™ works to accelerate the evaluation, adoption and commercialization of new technologies in life sciences, health care and consumer products. With an extensive network of over 5 million contacts, clients can profit from these connections and expertise garnered over the last 15 years. We also provide strategic advisory services around raising capital to fund new opportunities, or to support the growth of established organizations, by connecting capital and science to optimize ROI. For more information, please visit www.healthconnexions.com