Entries by Alan Thomas

Glucose Monitoring: Still on the Frontier of Innovation

”…To a large degree, medical care depends on a transfer of information.” † There is almost no overnight success.  That is why Alphabet subsidiary Verily’s cancelation of work on a glucose-sensing contact lens last fall shouldn’t be a large surprise…nor should it be viewed as the last word on the concept.  The history of glucose […]

Meditations on Early Stage Innovation – The Talent Valley of Death

The Valley of Death is a much-suffered phenomenon in the financing of early-stage science-based start-ups: ideas too late for basic research funding, but too early for venture or industrial financing.  Less talked about, but just as real and painful, is a related Talent Valley of Death.  Critical to the viability of such early-stage ventures is […]