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Medical Alley
Powering the Evolution of Healthcare


Medical Alley is home to the world's

#1 Health Technology Cluster
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#1 Hospital
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#1 Place to Work for Millennials
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Medical Alley is the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Medical Alley is the place that healthcare leaders call home.

Medical Alley is home to the world's #1 health technology innovation cluster that includes Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Smiths Medical, Abbott, 3M, Ecolab, Coloplast, Cantel Medical, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Upsher-Smith Laboratories. Medical Alley is the home of Mayo Clinic, the #1 hospital in the world and the world's Destination Medical Center. 

Medical Alley is home to UnitedHealth Group, the world's largest private health insurer, and home to Be the Match, the National Marrow Donor Program. Medical Alley is home to more than 1,000 healthcare companies, employing more than 500,000 Minnesotans and millions worldwide.

Medical Alley has history. It is the birthplace of implantable medical technology and innovative health plan models and Medical Alley is recognized as one of America's "Great Places of Invention" by the Smithsonian, the only place designated for healthcare invention and innovation.

Medical Alley is the future. Medical Alley is home to the companies that are transforming healthcare like Bright Health, Sansoro, Zipnosis, Learn to Live, Bind.

Medical Alley is where regenerative and personalized medicine are being pioneered by the University of Minnesota and Mayo's Center for Regenerative Medicine partnership, one of the nation's leading Genomics Centers and game-changing companies like Stemonix, Rebiotix and OneOme.

If you want to know what's going to change healthcare tomorrow, visit Medical Alley today.

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Nationally ranked gener8tor accelerator celebrates gBETA Minneapolis Spring 2018 cohort


Record Q1 Investment Report


Q1 record with 26 Medical Alley companies raising $112 million in capital and a pair of companies acquired for $1.6 billion.

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