In the Know: Healthcare News for September 28, 2020

Bright Health Inc. Announces $500 Million Series E Funding Including Significant Investments by Tiger Global Management, T. Rowe Price Associates, Blackstone, NEA and Bessemer Venture Partners

Bind Launches Into the Fully-insured Market

Spineology Gets FDA De Novo Grant of Minimally Invasive OptiMesh Expandable Interbody Fusion System

Medtronic gains breakthrough nod for VAD driveline

Fast Company Names Boston Scientific a Top Workplace for Innovators

LinkedIn Top Startups 2020: The 50 U.S. companies on the rise.

Minnesota Cup winner pioneers new solution to preserve therapeutic cells

U of M research team hopes to develop an implantable device to treat mental illness — thanks to a $6.6 million grant

Discovery Square 2 set to break ground

How Covid-19 is driving regional innovation in digital health

High-risk Minnesotans ID’d for COVID-19 prevention

UnitedHealth could spend $300 million to buy online pharmacy

Boston Scientific may buy Afib treatment startup Farapulse

J&J launches fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial

Abbott Receives CE Mark for Next-Generation MitraClip™ Heart Valve Repair Device to Treat Mitral Regurgitation

Philips paves the way for faster lung cancer diagnosis and treatment with advanced 3D imaging and navigation platform

BestBuy Health, Amazon Alexa team up on new telehealth-enabled flip phone for seniors

Physiq begins development of AI-based COVID-19 early warning system

Philips expands peripheral vascular disease portfolio with the QuickClear mechanical thrombectomy system for blood clot removal

Cerovations Receives 2nd NIH Grant Award for Peritoneal Dialysis Innovation

Mayo study identifies barriers to physician adoption of federal Right to Try law

Novartis US Foundation commits $25M to improve health equity by reducing health disparities in the US

Bio-Techne rebrands genome engineering as part of R&D Systems portfolio

Can we make the best insurance decisions? VC says no, founder says yes

University of Minnesota, Van Andel Institute earn $6M to study aging’s role in Parkinson’s

New Treatment for Urethral Strictures, Optilume®, Receives CE Approval

Mayo Clinic completes deidentification of expansive medical dataset

Forbes Insights: How UnitedHealth Group Harnesses Data For A Better Covid-19 Response

U of M School of Public Health to establish the Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving

Mayo Clinic to pay back reduced wages plus $1,000 to staff

Medtronic’s TYRX envelope found to be cost effective for patients at increased risk of infection

Myriad Genetics and Sandstone Diagnostics Form Point-of-Care Blood Collection Partnership

Reemo Health Receives Provider Approval, Giving More Users Access to Personal Independence Smartwatch

M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital earns national LGBTQ-friendly designation

Veravas Announces Novel Rapid Antigen Assay for SARS-CoV-2 Detection in Saliva

Osprey Medical (ASX:OSP) signs distribution deal with RHCG for DyeVert tech

MentorMate Further Grows of Human-Centered Design Practice

Coming together to fight COVID-19: A conversation with Ramona Sequeira, President of Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A

Acceligen Launches Program for Precision Crossbreeding of African Dairy Production Systems

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