In The Know: December 6, 2018

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Nearly 150 groups join AdvaMed’s anti medtech tax letter

Inspire Medical offers another 1.5 million shares following April IPO


POPS! Diabetes Care Announces FDA Clearance of Their POPS!® one System


NxThera spinout NxPhase lands $10m for vapor ablation tech


Mayo Clinic Startup Phenomix Sciences Initiates $1M Seed Funding Round


IPM Earns 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award


“First, do no harm” calls for thoughtful physician-patient dialogue, not fear


Tabula Rasa HealthCare to Acquire DoseMe, a Precision Dosing Software Company


Hospital Infections Kill 99,000 Americans Every Year. Are Giant Roombas the Solution?


Medtronic studies use of both heat and cold for cardiac ablation

Monteris Medical scores reimbursement win with Aetna


Osprey awarded purchasing agreement for DyeVert PLUS


Mayo researchers say oral apixaban safe and effective for treating blood clots in cancer patients


Spineology Inc. Announces New Board Members


Former UnitedHealth, Best Buy exec Nyman joins MN Blue Cross parent


OneOme Receives License to Offer its Comprehensive Pharmacogenomic Test in New York State


Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. Announces Publication of Data From ADHERE Registry


In The Know: Minnesota’s Healthcare News for November 29, 2018

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Boston Scientific Announces Recommended Offer to Acquire BTG plc.


HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan Announces DSIIS Participants and First Meeting Date


Medtronic to Acquire Nutrino Health


Biotech company DiaMedica sets IPO terms to rake in up to $20M


Confirm Rx: PopSci’s ‘Best of 2018’


Bracelets That Help Kick Bad Habits

ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ranked Number 366 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™


Cantel Medical To Acquire Omnia For Europe Expansion


2018 CFO of the Year: Brian Mower, Medibio


Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing


Blue Cross CEO Craig Samitt wants to be a disruptor for health care; here’s what that means for the Blues


Admedus reports $6.3 million revenues amid $12.7 million Star Bright backing


For Mayo scientist, spinal-injury research is personal

In the Fight Against Cancer, Sleeping Beauty Awakens


NHS clinical trial could pave the way for new depression treatment


NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corporation Announces Appointments to Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board


Mainstay Medical announces headline results from ReActiv8-B clinical study

Mayo partnership aims to teach digital stethoscope to detect heart trouble

Pursuit Vascular Announces Patent Notice of Allowance for its ClearGuard HD Antimicrobial Barrier Caps


Hill-Rom announces executive appointments


Our View: Mayo Clinic’s growth is good news for Rochester and state

In The Know: Key Healthcare News for November 15, 2018

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Mayo Clinic Ventures — seeds of entrepreneurship


Minnesota’s medtech industry raised $90M in Q3 2018


Solving sleep apnea with new procedure


Admedus reports $6.3 million revenues amid $12.7 million Star Bright backing


NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corporation Announces Appointments to Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board


Four biotech startups to watch in Rochester


Osprey Medical raises $7m, looks to raise $8m in entitlement offer


Mayo Clinic School of Medicine receives $200 million gift


Medtronic launches new trial in effort to bring hypertension treatment to market


Monteris Medical Announces the Publication of Positive Clinical Data for Its NeuroBlate® Laser System for Patients with Brain Metastasis


Developer of urine-linked drug files to raise $15M through public offering


2018 CFO of the Year: Mark Sylvester, Invenshure


2018 CFO of the Year: Eric Bosler, Zipnosis


Paul Marcun returns to Coloplast as a member of the Executive Management team and new Executive Vice President of Chronic Care


Global Kinetics Corporation’s PKG® Smartwatch Provides Clinically Meaningful Improvement in Parkinson’s Disease Symptom Assessment, Management and Medication Optimization, As Well As Projected Per Patient Cost Savings


Recombinetics to channel more funding into animal gene editing business


Top Healthcare News for November 8, 2018: In the Know

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Governor Dayton Proclaims “Earl Bakken Day” in Minnesota

NeoChord raises $25m in Series D

Fairview Launches Innovative Workplace Behavioral Health Service for Employers

CardioMech Appoints Richard Nehm as President and CEO, and Mark Novotny as Chairman

With new FDA clearance, Abbott Freestyle Libre users can ditch handheld readers for an app

Eight New Operating Rooms Opening At Mayo Mankato

Medtronic touts five-year data for In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon

Boston Scientific’s Eluvia drug-eluting stent succeeds in long lesions

Lars Rasmussen steps down as CEO of Coloplast A/S

Democrats flip medtech-heavy Minnesota House seats

Trump’s trade war and the midterms: Views from two Heartland districts

CMS Grants Outpatient Pass-through Payment to the remedē® System for the Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea

FDA, DoD formalize medical product development deal

Adhesive Innovation Helps Clinicians Confidently Meet the Most Challenging Demands of Critical Tube Securement

ProMed to host 30th anniversary open house

ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter and Year-To-Date 2018 Results and Reaffirms Guidance

Medical Device Startup HeartHero Announces Agreement With Vivaquant

Cool Offices: Bright Research aims for ‘hip’ style in downtown space

Tigger Is a Puppy With Prosthetics — And He’s About To Help Kids With Prosthetics, Too! (*Tear*)


Top Healthcare News For November 1, 2018: In The Know

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Q&A with Aneela Idnani Kumar, who turned a bad habit into a Minnesota Cup-winning idea

Startups Help Medical Discoveries Reach Patients, Clinics

Heraeus acquires Evergreen Medical, PhysioTest

Mayo Clinic, Eko pair up on machine learning tech to screen for heart diseases

Switchback Medical acquires small Minnesota manufacturer

The University of Minnesota’s craziest, most interesting innovations

Medibio Signs ilumen™ Corporate Contract with a Large Australian Employer

Inspiring future scientists

Bio-Techne Releases First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

MedCity launches MedCitizens to help innovative healthcare startups be found

‘We’re just getting started’: Delta celebrates Northwest Airlines merger 10 years later

Top Healthcare News for October 25, 2018: In The Know

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Boston Scientific posts better-than-expected earnings



The Journey: What ever happened to the ‘health dividend’?



Where and What is Medical Alley? It’s the Silicon Valley for digital health and med-tech companies.



Prevent Biometrics® Acquires Assets of X2 Biosystems, Consolidating Leadership in Head Impact Monitoring



SpineThera Acquired to Expand Non-Opioid Pain Management Portfolio



University of Minnesota Partners with Canadian Startup to Advance Development of Alzheimer’s Detection Tech



Medtech issues again take center stage in Minn. Congressional races



Tactile Medical Announces License Agreement for Certain Intellectual Property of Sun Scientific, Inc.

Heraeus Medical facilitates hospital-patient interaction with new digital solution



Upsher-Smith Launches Generic Version Of Onfi® (clobazam), CIV In Tablet And Oral Suspension Dosage Forms

Humanetics Corporation to Present at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology


In Earl Bakken, Minnesota and Healthcare Lose a Legend

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Electricity is life.

That’s the lesson a young Earl Bakken took, quite literally, to heart from Boris Karloff’s classic rendition of Frankenstein. Years later, when the world-renown Dr. Walter Lillehei from the University of Minnesota asked him to develop a battery power system so that pacemaker patients would no longer be in danger of dying if their care facility lost power in a storm, Bakken did much more than that: He used electricity to bring life back to patients.

His wearable pacemaker, the very first of its kind, meant that heart patients were no longer bound to the microwave-sized pacemakers of the past that needed to be plugged in. Instead, they could carry the device with them and live largely as they had before, giving them the life they once had back.

In co-founding Medtronic, Bakken ensured that his influence would go far beyond cardiac patients. The company is now a leader in diabetes care, neuromodulation, patient monitoring, and numerous other healthcare specialties. But Bakken’s tremendous influence doesn’t stop with patients.

Seeing that one of Minnesota’s greatest strengths was its collaborative healthcare ecosystem, Bakken, together with Lee Berlin of 3M and then-Governor Rudy Perpich, founded the Medical Alley Association to raise the profile of the community and the draw attention to the incredible work being done here. We strive to live out Bakken’s vision for the community by helping to strengthen the ties that connect community members, grow the next generation of companies developing life-changing healthcare solutions, and elevating Medical Alley as the global epicenter of health innovation and care.

Though Bakken died last weekend at the age of 94, his influence will continue far into the future. It will live on in the patients who wear his inventions, in the myriad people who benefit from Medtronic’s products, and in the world-class health technology and care community that he both founded and nourished. As long as Minnesota is a leader in patient-focused healthcare, Earl Bakken lives on.

In The Know: Top Healthcare News For October 18, 2018

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Pops! Diabetes Makes Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s Most Fundable Companies List



Where medtech is putting its money this November


On the sidelines of Startup Week: ‘Fly-ins’ get a $300 offer to check out the job scene


Boston Scientific touts 3-year Solyx stress urinary incontinence mesh trial data


Twin Cities Startup Week isn’t just for startups


Heart Center Dresden to Be First Commercial Clinical Site for Imricor


How do you make doctors trust machines in an AI-driven clinical world?


Celcuity Announces Clinical Trial Collaboration with Puma Biotechnology and West Cancer Center


Medtronic launches workflow system to help wean patients off oral opioids

3 ways HHS can help medtech innovators


Baxter, Mayo team up on outpatient kidney care center


Reemo Health and HNC Virtual Solutions Announce Transformative Connected Health Solution for Healthy Aging


What can healthcare learn from cable? A closer look at the Comcast – Independence joint venture


ANI Announces Launch of Authorized Generic of Brethine®


OneOme and St. Catherine Specialty Hospital in Croatia Partner to Increase Access to Pharmacogenetic Testing in Europe

VivaQuant Inks Collaboration with FDA to Improve Accuracy of Drug Cardiac Safety Assessment


Bio-Techne Partners Micropoint Bioscience, Expands in China


Gene-edited beef could be coming to dinner plates around the globe


Latest iMedNet Release Improves Infrastructure, Scalability and User Experience

October 11, 2018: In The Know

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HabitAware, maker of bracelet that minds annoying habits, wins the Minnesota Cup

University of Minnesota Medical School Researchers Have Discovered How to Slow Aging

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services Announce “Strive” Product Portfolio for 2019

Teleflex Acquires Essential Medical

Mayo complex is early test of Rochester’s big plans

How digital therapeutics fit into the larger mental health ecosystem

CAR-T therapies face logistical bottleneck as market set to see major growth

AtriCure prices $72m offering

Switchback Medical debuts in Twin Cities metro

Minnetronix Neuro Launches Global Neurapheresis™ Consortium

$2.5M grant awarded to project helping injured employees get back to work

Health Summit To Bring Leaders Together In Minneapolis

ANI Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Authorized Generic of Atacand HCT® Tablets

Interrad Medical Announces Agreement with Vygon to Distribute SecurAcath in France

NIH Awards $86 Million to Improve Genome Editing Techniques

Medical Alley Innovation Summit Brings Healthcare Startups from All Around the World to Minnesota

Zipnosis Uses Voice of the Customer to Drive Platform Development

WuXi AppTec Group and Mayo Clinic Receive 2018 MedTech Insight Award for Best Alliance

Ceresti Health Secures Growth Capital from Stella

3M Releases Advanced Surgical Skin Prep Solution Aiding in Patient Infection Prevention

Lite Run wins innovation award for ‘spacesuit’ pants

Inaugural MANOVA Global Health Summit kicks off

Recombinetics, partners to develop genome editing solutions for bovine TB

October 4, 2018: In The Know

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Myant announces textile computing collaboration with Mayo Clinic

gBETA Medtech Accelerator – Filling a Critical Gap for Start-Ups

Finalists Selected for Minnesota High Tech Association’s 2018 Tekne Awards

SPR Therapeutics Awarded $10M From U.S. Department of Defense

New Device Makes Early Lung Cancer Detection Possible

Q&A: Andy Slavitt and Mark Addicks 

Abbott’s next-gen FreeStyle Libre wins CE Mark

Minnetronix Neuro Successfully Completes First Clinical Study in Hemorrhagic Stroke

Ecolab Obtains First-to-Market EPA-Registered Laundry Disinfectant Claim against Clostridium difficile

SPR Therapeutics Announces First Use of SPRINT extensa Dual-lead Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System to Treat Low Back Pain

New Clinical Data Shows Decreased Catheter-Related Infection Risk with Use of SecurAcath

Humanetics Corporation Presents Data on New Drug to Prevent Radiation Injury

Baylor, Rebiotix Find Patient Microbiome Signatures That Differentiate Disease States

Pursuit Vascular Outlines Expansion Plans

CathVision Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification

New Mayo Clinic GeneGuide DNA testing application provides genetic testing, insights backed by Mayo Clinic expertise

Be The Match BioTherapies® and Cryoport Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Integrated End-to-End Supply Chain Services to the Cell and Gene Therapy Industry

Are interoperability and innovation possible in the age of EHRs?

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