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Medical Alley Association Launches Resource Connect during Covid-19 Pandemic – April 1, 2020

Via KSTP A Twin Cities organization has launched a special kind of “matchmaker” service during the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting medical companies with businesses that can help fill supplies. “I like to think of us as sort of the nerve center of the health care community here,” said Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of the Medical Alley […]

Med-tech Front Lines Against COVID-19 Includes Array of Minnesota-Connected Companies – April 1, 2020

Via Star Tribune Abbott expects to produce 50,000 ID Now tests daily.  Medical-device maker Abbott Laboratories is rolling out a new desktop device that can detect coronavirus in five minutes in many cases without a patient leaving the doctor’s office. Abbott’s new test for detecting the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 runs inside a toaster-sized […]

MN Company’s Medical Devices in Demand for Coronavirus Tests, But Supply Chain a Problem – April 15, 2020

Via Twin Cities Pioneer Press Dave Hemink prides himself on running a Minnesota-made company that designs, develops and manufactures the little devices that doctors put on your finger to measure your blood oxygen. And business has never been better. “We expanded into a different building on our campus, broadened our manufacturing area,” said Hemink, whose […]

Minnesota Struggles to Get Crucial Medical Supplies as Coronavirus Numbers Grow – April 5, 2020

Via Twin Cities Pioneer Press When she discovered that shipments of face shields from a Maryland-based manufacturer were on three-week back order through Amazon.com, Maggie Sartori — a supply chain director for Allina Health — threw up her hands and resorted to Plan B. Sartori called up a manufacturer in Northeast Minneapolis, bought thousands of […]

After Coronavirus, Which Industries Are Still Hiring? – May 2, 2020

Via Twin Cities Business At the end of February many Minnesota restaurants and hospitality businesses complained that they couldn’t find enough workers to fill open jobs. The issue had been plaguing nearly every industry for several years. Ben Wogsland, director of government relations for Hospitality Minnesota, said at the time: “Workforce is issue No. 1, […]

Better Than Ever: From Virtual Spin Classes to Online Dance Lessons, Upsher-Smith CEO Mixes Up Workout Routine – April 16, 2020

Via Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Rusty Field is trying to look on the bright side of things, even when a global pandemic has completely altered day-to-day life. The CEO and president of Upsher-Smith Laboratories is embracing family togetherness.    “Family time has really been a blessing,” Field said. The 52-year-old, married father of three […]

Medical Alley Connecting Companies for Covid-19 Response – April 2, 2020

Via Twin Cities Business A new online tool helps groups find organizations that can provide high-need products or services. Getting the right medical equipment to the people who need it has a heightened importance in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Golden Valley-based Medical Alley Association, a trade group for the state’s health care […]

Maple Grove Approves ProMed Development Plan, Favors Tax Incentives – April 8, 2020

Via CCX Media The Maple Grove City Council this week approved plans for a 71,000 square-foot, two-story med-tech facility that will face Interstate Highway 494. ProMed Molded Products, Inc. plans to build the facility on vacant land at Wedgwood Road and 67th Avenue. ProMed was founded in 1989 and is headquarted in Plymouth. The company makes silicone molded […]

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