Articles – Medical Alley Association


For the Record with Sean Cassidy, Founding CEO, Lucem Health

Sean Cassidy is an experienced health IT leader with a passion for incubating and growing enterprise software businesses as an operator, strategic advisor, and board member. For more than 20 years, Sean has tackled complex challenges across the healthcare continuum. When Mayo Clinic asked Sean to partner with them to start a company focused on […]

A Pioneer in the Development of Minnesota’s Medical Alley

Silicon Valley has its software and startups. And large stretches of the East Coast and the Great Lakes region are defined by the automotive industry affectionately dubbed the Rust Belt. We’re happy to be located right here in Minnesota, where a promising presence continues to take hold: Medical Alley. Thanks to a concentration of major […]

Reshaping the Medical Manufacturing Sector with Xometry

As the market continues to deal with radical changes in medical technology, we’ve been keeping an eye on how supply and demand have evolved so we can continue to stay ahead of the curve. Our subsidiary, Thomas, which gets 1.6 million+ visitors per month, has demonstrated some interesting trends in medical product sourcing over the […]

For the Record with William Dinauer, CEO, MicroMed Solutions

William Dinauer founded LasX Industries, Inc. in 1998 to develop and deliver high-performance laser materials processing equipment and services to target manufacturing industries such as packaging, electronics, and medical. As CEO of LasX, Mr. Dinauer supports company leadership, advances business opportunities and strategic alliances, and coordinates LasX’s intellectual property. In 2012 Mr. Dinauer formed a new […]

Podcast Recap: Medibio’s Efforts to Advance Objectivity in Mental Healthcare

Medibio is headquartered in Australia with strong ties to Medical Alley. As a mental health technology company, Medibio is working to advance artificial intelligence technology to identify mental illness biomarkers and patterns, specifically for depression. To learn more about this exciting research and enterprise, Medical Alley invited Claude Solitaro, managing director of Medibio, to share […]

Medical Alley Innovation Cluster: Where Will the Next Major Disruptor in Healthcare Come from?

During the HLTH conference in Boston last October, a celebrated panel discussed whether healthcare is really introducing new “products” or just shifting funds along the value chain and repacking existing products in the traditional sense. Forward Health CEO argued, with merit, that new companies in the primary care space, as an example, are just the […]

Medical Alley Association’s 2022 Annual Dinner Recap

Michael Phelps Headlines An Evening of Togetherness, Excitement and Authenticity The Medical Alley Association hosted its 2022 Annual Dinner at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on May 12. The sold-out event promised — and delivered — an evening of stimulating conversation, engaging speakers and an inspirational discussion with Olympic champion Michael Phelps. Phelps, who was […]

Podcast Recap: Jill Wiedemann-West, CEO of People Incorporated, Discussed the Mental Wellness Spectrum

People Incorporated was founded in 1969 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since then, the organization has grown in size and outreach, innovating many of the state’s advancements in mental healthcare along the way. Its programs support those experiencing homelessness, intervene during crises and treat co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use.  To learn more about mental wellness […]

Medical Alley Q1 2022 Venture Report

The Medical Alley Venture Report is a quarterly analysis of investment, M&A, and developments driving growth in The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care. Produced by the Medical Alley Starts team to provide vital insights for entrepreneurs, investors, and deal makers on the state of the market. Now entering its 15th year, the report […]

Podcast Recap: AiRCare’s Very Human Service

The pandemic threw a spotlight on our collective emotional well-being, as well as the role employers have in supporting their employees’ mental and behavioral health. AiRCare is a St. Paul-based company that partners with employers to make measurable improvements in well-being using proactive strategies. To learn more about behavioral health, we invited two of AiRCare’s […]

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