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?

September 27, 2018: In The Know

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Medtronic is all-in on surgical robotics with $1.6B Mazor buy

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

Boston Scientific wins FDA nod for drug-eluting vascular stent

Aria CV Wins TCT 2018 Shark Tank Competition

Medtronic launches Infinity OCT spinal system

Ken Burns shares the story of Mayo Clinic on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

Premier Biotech’s OralTox® Testing Device Granted the First-Ever FDA Clearance for the Detection of Oxycodone in Oral Fluid; 8 Drug Panel Now 510(k) Cleared

Boston Scientific, Medtronic tout stent trial results

Electromed, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter Financial Results

CDRH, MDIC Look to Global Application for NEST

Medtronic seeks to patent color-changing skin patch to measure glucose in sweat


September 20, 2018: In The Know

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Medibio Clinical Study Shows Over 20% Improvement to Current Diagnostic Standard

Mental-health startup Learn to Live raises $4.5M more to expand

Bright Health Announces Arizona Product Expansion with Addition of Individual Health Plans in Maricopa and Pima Counties in 2019

How Mayo Clinic tower expansion evolved

Research center opens at UMN, simplifying research development

Cellanyx Publishes Details of Novel, First-in-Class Live Tumor Cell Phenotypic Test to Risk-Stratify Aggressive Vs. Indolent Disease Risk in Solid Tumors

Developed at the U, wiring jaws without the wires

Some startup insurers are ditching the deductible

To Revive Medical Device Innovation, Simply Say ‘Yea’

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way We Look at Food

September 14, 2018: In The Know

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Boston Scientific Announces Agreement To Acquire Augmenix, Inc.


4C Medical raises $17m Series A for mitral repair device

Contract med-tech manufacturer Minnetronix to launch own device


FDA launches pilot payer program to help mitigate coverage woes for medtech startups


CHF Solutions buys Vasamed’s AcQtrac


Aurora receives council approval for expansion project


Execs from Fortune 500 companies are signing up for gener8tor’s innovation network. Here’s why


Be The Match BioTherapies® Strengthens International Network to Provide Global Support for Cell and Gene Therapy Companies


UnitedHealthcare CEO: Digital health will soon be synonymous with health


Bio-Techne Fills a Need for Simple Tools to Study Glycobiology


Boston Scientific touts Acurate Neo2 CE Mark study


Minnetronix Announces Rebrand to Minnetronix Medical


Carilion Clinic Renews Contract with LogicStream Health


Pursuit Vascular Names Board Veteran as Executive Chair


MIVI Neuroscience Appoints Fred Moll, M.D. to Its Board of Directors


September 6, 2018: In The Know

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NeoChord Announces Successful Completion of First Beating Heart Repair Procedures in China

Mayo Clinic researchers identify a potential new approach to treat HER2 positive breast cancer

Abbott wins Aetna nod for Proclaim neurostim in chronic pain

Researchers 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’

Med-tech company raises $10.3 million for obesity device 

Cantel Medical to consolidate Minnesota operations

First endocardial mapping of the left ventricle using the AdvisorTM HD Grid Catheter in a patient with a mitral valve clip

Ceterix Ortho wins expanded FDA nod for NovoStitch Pro

Mobile health care company treats more than just the sick

Mayo-backed Resoundant gains traction with tool to diagnose liver disease

Biothera Pharmaceuticals Announces Immuno-Oncology Clinical Trial Collaboration with AstraZeneca

Lindsey Hagan Joins Medibio as VP for Integrated Health Systems

Collagen Solutions adds COO and CBO to its board

August 30, 2018: In the Know

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Protolabs CEO Vicki Holt talks about MANOVA conference and how her company is growing

Medtronic touts 1-year Arctic Front cryoballoon study data

Philips receives U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ingenia Elition MR solution

AtriCure Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in the CONVERGE IDE Clinical Trial

Bright Health Earns Prestigious URAC Accreditation for Health Plan with Health Insurance Marketplace

Boston Scientific, Medtronic fill venture funding gap for med-tech startups

Southeast Minnesota Angel Fund Reaches $2M Fundraising Goal, Backs Mayo Spin-Off

CHF Solutions takes Aquadex manufacturing in-house

Teleflex launches CleanSweep closed suction ventilation study

Microbiologics names Ellingson as Director of Business Development

August 23, 2018: In The Know

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SPR Therapeutics’ new PNS system wins FDA nod



Medtronic testing defibrillator that uses wires outside the heart, veins

Mayo Clinic adding $11M birth center in Austin



Gene-editing firm Recombinetics raises $34M



Urotronic Closes $20M Series B Round of Financing



A New Spin on Centrifugal Technology



This New Health-Care Summit Aims to Join the Ranks of CES and SXSW

Online-care software company Zipnosis nabs $3 million



Global Kinetics Corporation hits significant clinical milestones on its trajectory to revolutionize the treatment of Parkinson’s disease



ValenTx raises $10.3 million for implantable gastric bypass device



CoreBiome Awarded Technology Commercialization Grant

Mayo Medical Laboratories, National Decision Support Company team up to develop CareSelect™ Blood, a comprehensive approach to patient blood management



Collagen Solutions inks distribution deals with two new Chinese partners



Mainstay Medical appoints new chief financial officer

Mark Fleischhacker, who helped build Minnesota’s med-tech industry, dies at 66

August 16, 2018: In The Know

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Mayo Clinic names Farrugia as new CEO



University of Minnesota reports breakthrough in 3-D printing for spinal cord repair



Takeda is banking on a SuperTarget-sized biologic plant in Brooklyn Park



Medtronic launches In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon in Japan


Mayo Clinic again ranked nation’s top hospital

Minneapolis Health IT Co. Sansoro Health Raises $8M


How Pharmacogenomics Is Improving American Healthcare

This startup is daring to bring on-demand services to health insurance



Bright Health to Enter New York City Medicare Advantage Market in Partnership with Mount Sinai Health Partners




Dambisa Moyo, Mildstorm CEO, elected to 3M board


Ancor Capital Partners Sells WellSpring Pharma Services, Inc.


Celcuity Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results



Admedus extends successful distribution deal for medication delivery pumps


Fusionetics Closes Capital Investment from Stella



TE Connectivity beats the Street on Q3 results



The Microbiome Therapeutics Innovation Group Announces Coalition Formation and Leadership Team



Electromed, Inc. Announces Results of an Independent Clinical Study: Bronchiectasis Exacerbations Reduced, Lung Function Stabilized with SmartVest®

August 9, 2018: In The Know

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Boston Scientific acquires remainder of vein stent maker Veniti in $160M deal



Cantel Medical pays $17m for Stericycle’s clean room biz



First and Only: Fully Implanted Esteem® Hearing Device Receives FDA Approval for MR-Conditional Labeling at Both 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla



University Enterprise Labs’ new leader on bringing coworking space energy to the laboratory



How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives



Global Kinetics Corporation’s Personal KinetiGraph™ Welcomes New Category III CPT® Codes for Use in Parkinson’s Care



Anser Innovation Appoints Healthcare Veterans in Preparation For Ōmcare™ Launch



The 10 most innovative medical devices of 2018



MedTech Innovator Announces 50 Leading Startups Selected for 2018 Showcase and Accelerator



CMS Grants New Technology Add-on Payment to the remedē® System for the Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea



LivaNova Looking to Be a Standout Firm in TMVR



NextGen Medical targets clots in large vessels



Bio-Techne Releases Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results



Tactile Medical Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

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