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partner

A generic term for an individual, group or organisation involved in a partnership. As commonly used in the UK, partners live in a domestic relationship under the same roof.

partner

(part′nĕr)
1. A colleague or coworker.
2. A member of a partnership.
3. A spouse or confidant.
4. A person with whom one has sex.
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Horror stories about bitterly feuding partners and lost dreams should not scare you from partnering, but they do impart a warning: It takes work to ensure that a partnership will be both profitable and personally satisfying.
This second edition of BioDevice Partnering will strengthen the use of organized partnering in the innovative areas of the medtech industry, particularly where there is convergence with biotech / pharma.
Moreover, partnering with a vendor is a significant investment for the SMB channel partner because of the time, resources and training involved, as well as the associated costs.
For example, one survey found that 76 percent of the world's top 750 CEOs said collaboration and partnering is critical for driving innovation, and that external partners, rather than internal R&D, account for nearly a third of the companies' total quantity of ideas.