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Finding the Piece of Hay in the Haystack

December 20th, 2010
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I once read a blog about imprecise metaphors in which the author wrote that it’s easy to find a needle in a haystack, but immensely difficult to find a particular piece of hay in that haystack. Needle: Obvious. One piece of hay versus another: Not so obvious.
 
In these mercurial times in the life sciences and technology industries, attempting to identify information that is significant and useful can be as overwhelming as trying to find that one piece of hay.
 
Every day we encounter immense amounts of data and then we must pause for a moment to select what is essential and applicable to the topic at hand.
 
At Popper and Company, we keep a sharp eye toward emerging technologies whether it be in the development of point-of-care tests, regulatory and reimbursement issues, personalized medicine, the global expansion of mobile medicine or other areas of interest.
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