Med-Tech Front Lines Against COVID-19 Includes Array of Minnesota-Connected Companies

Via Star Tribune

“Minneapolis-based Bio-Techne is making analyzers to enable researchers to detect when a patient is having a medical emergency related to COVID-19. Eden Prairie-based CHF Solutions is shipping a device that removes excess fluids from intensive-care patients treated for COVID-19. National attention has fixed on Medtronic and its Puritan Bennett ventilators that supply oxygen to fluid-overloaded patients.”

“At the same time, some companies’ products are seeing declines, like spinal-repair devices and products used mainly in nonemergency surgeries.”

“’Market demands, potential staffing needs and other business considerations are extremely fluid,’ said Shaye Mandle, chief executive of the Golden Valley-based health technology trade group Medical Alley Association, via e-mail. ‘Some companies are seeing order increases for a particular product that are unprecedented; others are grappling with challenging business interruptions and an unpredictable timetable for their resolution.'”

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