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Entrepreneurship for Biomedical Engineering (BMES409/BMES509)


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Business Plans
Ventures and Technology
Emerging Technologies

Key Engineering Electronic Databases

Ei Compendex and INSPEC
Google Scholar
IEEE Xplore
Web of Knowledge

Key Business and Entrepreneurship Databases

Use the following databases to find information on breaking news in biomedical technologies in magazines and newspapers

Academic Universe(Lexis/Nexis)
Business & Industry
Business Insights
Business Source Premier
Expanded Academic
Factiva Global news and business information service, international business, company/industry research
Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies
IBISWorld Industry Reports
Mintel Reports - Market Research
Tablebase- Statistical Data on Companies, Industries, Countries and Markets

Patent Searching
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
The USPTO offers web access to bibliographic and full-text patent databases. These databases provide full-text of patents from 1976 to the present and full page images from 1790 to the present.

See Patent Searching Tips.

Fresh Patents
Provides access to the latest published US patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to
Given a patent number, will return a free, pdf formated version of the patent.

Additional Help

Business Plans and Entrepreneurship
Reference Assistance: Business, Economics, and Hospitality Management
Patents, FDA approved medical devices and Intellectual Property
Converting NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) to SIC (Standard Industrial Classification)
For example, 541710 is the NAIC/Industry code for Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences. Corresponding SIC number is 8733. (Searching by NAICS or SIC helps in searching for key competitors in the field).

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