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Venture capital investment in medical device companies appears to be falling this year to $2.14 billion, or a 40 percent drop since 2007, reports the Wall Street Journal. The paper notes that investment in the biotech sector also dropped in that timeframe by 28 percent, though software startups have seen a 75 percent increase.

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