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Tesla will make Medtronic ventilators at New York gigafactory
Via MSPBJ "[Medtronic CEO Omar] Ishrak said that Tesla would be making 'one of the products that we make, that[...]
Mayo Clinic researchers are working to combat COVID-19, from the front lines to the laboratories
Via Mayo Clinic "During any rapidly changing situation, loss of daily routine, isolation and uncertainty can lead to anxiety, fear,[...]
Plymouth Company Plays Crucial Role in COVID-19 Treatment
Via CCX Media "Since the demand for Nonin’s products spiked, Golden Valley-based Medical Alley has played an integral role in not only[...]
NAMSA is Committed to Client and Associate Health and Safety
Via NAMSA The health and wellbeing of our Clients, Associates, Partners and communities are top concerns for NAMSA, and we[...]
Smiths Group to Produce 10,000 Ventilators for the UK Government
Via Smiths Medical Smiths Group (“Smiths”) confirms that it is contracting with the UK Government for a significant ramp up[...]
Medtronic Shares Ventilation Design Specifications to Accelerate Efforts to Increase Global Ventilator Production
Via Medtronic DUBLIN – March 30, 2020 – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it is publicly[...]
Starkey Donates 80,000 Masks to Healthcare Workers
Eden Prairie, Minnesota (March 27, 2020) – As part of its ongoing efforts to support hearing and healthcare providers during[...]
PhysIQ’s Proprietary Personalized Analytics to be Used for COVID-19 Care with Newly Broadened FDA Labeling
PhysIQ announces FDA-sanctioned labeling to address the COVID-19 public health emergency with its proprietary Multivariate Change Index (MCI)Deployed within the pinpointIQ®[...]
Mayo Clinic CEO says group working to predict potential coronavirus hotspots
Via Face the Nation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWgRFBMvIMs&linkId=85351751&app=desktop MAA COVID-19 INFORMATION DISCLAIMER: The Medical Alley Association is providing COVID-19 related information, including the[...]
UnitedHealth Group To Roll Out Coronavirus Test To 46,000 Doctors
Via Forbes "A study funded by UnitedHealth Group earlier this week shows people can self-administer a diagnostic test with a much[...]
Veeva Systems sees product usage increase tenfold as biotech companies race to find COVID-19 cure
Via CNBC "One of the products involved in the process is Veeva Engage, a customer relationship management platform tailored to[...]
Flywheel and Imbio team up to help researchers fight COVID-19
Via Invenshure MINNEAPOLIS, March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Flywheel Exchange, a research data platform and Imbio, an AI-driven medical imaging company specializing[...]
Medtronic Launches New Solutions to Help Monitor Patients for COVID-19
Via Medtronic Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced its Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS) business is launching two[...]
Abbott Launches Molecular Point-of-Care Test to Detect Novel Coronavirus in as Little as Five Minutes
Via Abbott - The Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test brings rapid testing to the front lines- Test to run on[...]
COVID-19 Update and Capabilities From ImmunoChemistry Technologies
Via ImmunoChemistry Technologies Open for business: We are open for business and focused on helping advance your research now more[...]
For the Record with Dave Hemink, Chief Executive Officer, Nonin Medical
Dave Hemink is a strategic and operational leader with diverse experience in medical devices, healthcare technology, and broader life sciences.[...]
UnitedHealth Group Commits Initial $50 Million to Combat COVID-19 and Support Affected Communities
Via UnitedHealth Group Initial investment will assist those most directly impacted, including health care workers, seniors, and people experiencing food[...]
Emergency Digital Health Development in Response to COVID-19
Via Worrell "Worrell is offering emergency digital sprints for medical device, biotech, and health system clients" "At this moment across[...]
COVID-19 Update: Grasping one link at a time
Via Zipnosis "The past few weeks have truly been break-out weeks for telemedicine and virtual care. The chains of regulation[...]
M Health Fairview Transitions Some Clinics to Virtual Care to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Via M Health Fairview "To slow the spread of COVID-19, M Health Fairview is moving several of its primary care[...]
Datica Helps Clients Double COVID-19 Testing Capacity
At Datica, we are committed to helping our customers work to combat COVID-19. As our CMO, Dave Levin, MD, recently noted, “There[...]
Zoll says it will make 10k ventilators a month
Via Businesswire ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, is taking aggressive[...]
Ask the Expert: COVID-19
Via CentraCare Coronavirus (COVID-19) is everywhere in the media, online and in our conversations. And yet there is so much[...]
Ecolab unit boosts sanitizer production tenfold to battle COVID-19
Via MSPBJ "Roman Blahoski, global communications director for Ecolab, said that production at the company's North Carolina-based Kay unit has[...]
Medtronic Foundation Commits an Additional $10M to Global COVID-19 Efforts
Via Medtronic DUBLIN and MINNEAPOLIS, March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  The Medtronic Foundation announced an additional $10M in contributions to COVID-19 relief[...]
UnitedHealth Group Study Clears Path for Self-Administered COVID-19 Test, Improving Testing Efficiency and Protecting Health Care Workers
Via UnitedHealth Group Simple, scalable patient-collected COVID-19 testing process is as effective as clinician-administered test, according to study of 500[...]
Hillrom More Than Doubles Production Of Critical Care Products, Including Ventilators, Hospital Beds And Vitals Monitoring Devices To Support COVID-19 Response
Via Hillrom CHICAGO, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillrom (NYSE: HRC) today announced actions it is taking to support customers and[...]
Bio-Techne’s Ella on the Front Lines in Fight Against COVID-19
MINNEAPOLIS, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) today shared news from clinical partners on the use of the[...]
State of Minnesota Answers Medical Equipment Inventory FAQ
Updated: 3/24/20 (1) Does my organization need to conduct an inventory and submit the results by March 25, 2020? You[...]
Dose Health Helps Providers Limit the Need for In-Person Visits
Via Dose Health We wanted to share what Dose Health has been offering to help people with health care social[...]
UnitedHealthcare Offers Special Enrollment and Reduces Administrative Requirements to Improve Access to Care and Coverage in Response to COVID-19
Via UnitedHealthcare Company launches a special enrollment period for some of its existing commercial customers, reduces prior authorization requirements for[...]
‘This thing has taken off like wildfire’: Mayo races with high-powered alliance to produce plasma treatment for coronavirus
Via Rochester Post Bulletin "Convalescent plasma is a time-tested pathogen treatment first used against diphtheria in the late 19th century,[...]
Sanvello Offers Free Premium Access to Help People Cope With Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19
Via Sanvello Health MINNEAPOLIS – March 20, 2020 – Sanvello Health, Inc., a leading provider of digital and tele-mental health[...]
3M could make more N95 respirators in Ford factories
Via Star Tribune "3M and Ford say they will work together to make more N95 air respirators for health care[...]
New Updates & Areas of Interest from BARDA/DRIVe & UEL
Via University Enterprise Laboratories "As you all know the Coronavirus COVID19 pandemic is an extremely fluid situation.  As a member[...]
Hillrom Announces More Than $5.5 Million In Donations To Expand Access To COVID-19 Pandemic Care
CHICAGO, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillrom (NYSE: HRC) today announced it is donating an additional $3 million in medical[...]
FDA Issues Final Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products During COVID-19 Pandemic
Via Faegre Drinker "On March 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final guidance titled FDA Guidance on[...]
As the COVID-19 Pandemic Increases MPE Ramps Up Production of Medical Carts for Ventilators
In the likely event the healthcare system reaches capacity, additional multi-purpose life support equipment carts will be needed. MPE is[...]
Stratasys Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic by Ramping Up Production of 3D-Printed Personal Protection Equipment
Initial goal of 5,000 full face shields by March 27 with more scaling possible ‘Our workforce and partners are prepared[...]
Smiths Medical Makes Ventilator Available to Other Producers
Via Reuters "The group's Smiths Medical unit was providing intellectual property and advice to other companies to make its PARAPAC[...]
Takeda Eyes Plasma Therapy for Covid-19 Patients
Via The Street "Japanese drug maker Takeda is planning to use an old therapy technology for a new disease, Covid-19. The[...]
Philips ramps up production of critical health technology products in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Via Philips "The most needed products are patient vital signs monitors and portable ventilators and medical consumables for non-invasive and[...]
Nonin Medical’s Pulse Oximeter Improves Diagnostic Speed
Over the past 35 years, privately-owned Minnesota-based medical technology company Nonin Medical has become the world leader in innovating and[...]
How Datica and Zipnosis Partnered to Expand Telehealth Use
Via Datica At Datica, we are committed to helping our customers work to combat COVID-19. As our CMO, Dave Levin, MD,[...]
Statement of Philips CEO Frans van Houten on the COVID-19 outbreak
Via Phillips "With the epicenter of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak shifting from China to the West, I wanted to[...]
Mayo Clinic Laboratories significantly expands testing capability for the COVID-19 virus
Via Mayo Clinic ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has significantly expanded its capacity to test clinical samples for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that[...]
3M Outlines Actions to Support Healthcare Effort to Combat COVID-19
Via 3M ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M is fully committed to fight the spread of COVID-19 by supporting the healthcare workers[...]
Novartis commits to donate up to 130 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to support the global COVID-19 pandemic response
Hydroxychloroquine and a related drug, chloroquine, are currently under evaluation in clinical trials for the treatment of COVID-19. Novartis Sandoz division[...]
Medicare and OCR Relax Telehealth Rules Under Medicare and HIPAA
via Fox Rothschild "In the Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet published March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services[...]
Abbott Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization and Launches Test to Detect Novel Coronavirus
via Abbott The test will be used on the company’s m2000 RealTime system that is currently available in hospitals and[...]
Provation Publishes COVID-19 Response Plan
Producing Proactive Pandemic Processes & Policies: Medical Alley partner, Provation, is dedicated to helping medical professionals beat COVID-19 (coronavirus) while[...]
Microbiologics Introduces the First SARS-CoV-2 RNA IVD CE Marked Control
Via Microbiologics St Cloud, MN – To help accelerate COVID-19 assay development and increase access to testing, Microbiologics is launching a SARS-CoV-2 IVD control within its popular Helix EliteTM line[...]
UnitedHealthcare: Expanded access to care, support and resources
Via UnitedHealthcare "We are expanding your access to care, support and resources to help you navigate through this unprecedented time.[...]
Medtronic Continuing to Increase Ventilator Production to Address COVID-19 Pandemic
Via Medtronic  Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, continues to make progress in increasing ventilator production worldwide. The company[...]
Using Keen to Stop Touching Your Face
Via HabitAware https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egTbZwKxN1k&feature=emb_title See more of HabitAware's advice on how to stop touching your face MAA COVID-19 INFORMATION DISCLAIMER: The[...]
Medical Alley Companies Join Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for Coronavirus
Via Minnesota Council on Foundations "In March 2020, the Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation convened[...]
Minnesota companies jump into virus fight
Via Finance & Commerce "The COVID-19 outbreak is an urgent concern across Minnesota’s medical device and manufacturing industry, said Shaye[...]
Graphic Insights: Predicting Coronavirus Risks
Via Carrot Health "At Carrot Health, we use robust data analytics to predict and help manage the health risks of[...]
How We’re Helping During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Via Medtronic "The courage of the doctors, nurses and care teams who are helping patients in the face of this[...]
Blue Cross MN responds to coronavirus food insecurity with $750,000 to Second Harvest Heartland
Via Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota "As more businesses are making difficult decisions to limit staffing to reduce[...]
Karl-Anthony Towns donation to help slam COVID-19
via Mayo Clinic “'Our team has been working around the clock for the past month to develop a test for[...]
Chanl Health Offers Home-Based Cardio Rehab Program Free of Charge
Via Chanl Health "The American Heart Association is advising caution and preparation for people who have heart disease or who[...]
ST. CLOUD-BASED MICROBIOLOGICS FIGHTING COVID-19
Via WJON Radio In recent weeks, Microbiologics has been developing controls for much-needed testing kits, crucial in establishing an official[...]
Health care companies race to find test to quickly detect COVID-19
Via Minneapolis Star-Tribune "'Usually, you'd be able to detect it pretty close to when symptoms appear, for most viruses,'" said[...]
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Expands COVID-19 Coverage to Include Office Visits and Virtual Care at No Cost
(Eagan, Minnesota) March 14, 2020 — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross), the state's leading health insurer, has[...]
President Donald Trump Declared a National Emergency to Combat Coronavirus – What Happens Now?
Via Faegre Drinker "The declaration of a national emergency determines the legal and operational resources available to respond to an[...]
CHF Solutions looks to bring its tech to help COVID-19 patients
Via Bioworld "There has been buzz that the company’s solution could help those affected by COVID-19. During the company’s March[...]
University of Minnesota to test three drugs for COVID-19 patients
Via Minneapolis Star Tribune "Minnesota’s remdesivir study is one of three randomized controlled clinical trials announced by the U’s Medical[...]
Boston Scientific Responds to COVID-19
Via Boston Scientific "To date, the company has donated more than $800,000 in supplies to hospitals, including protective masks, goggles,[...]
Medical Alley’s Mayo Clinic Delivers Solutions in COVID-19 Pandemic
Medical Alley, Minnesota (March 12, 2020) – In a remarkable feat, Mayo Clinic has developed a new, faster test for[...]
Coronavirus – How Health Plans Can Help Their Members Stay Safe from COVID-19 Right Now
Via Revel Health "It’s time to take steps to make sure that your members know there are things they can[...]
M Health Fairview offering curbside coronavirus testing
Via KARE 11 News "During a demonstration of the new testing protocol on Tuesday, medical assistant Reece Wallaker prepared for[...]
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Guidelines
To keep Minnesotans as healthy as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Health has put together useful guides[...]
Focusing on people, product during the coronavirus outbreak
via 3M "In Aberdeen, South Dakota, Tim Hofer stood in front of a production line that was turning out thousands[...]
Our Commitment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
via Zipnosis https://vimeo.com/396571962 See more on Zipnosis' commitment during the COVID-19 outbreak MAA COVID-19 INFORMATION DISCLAIMER: The Medical Alley Association[...]
Bright Health Announces Free COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing and Early Prescription Refills
MINNEAPOLIS, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bright Health announced an updated COVID-19 coverage policy that includes free diagnostic testing and early[...]
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA and CDC Take Action to Increase Access to Respirators, Including N95s, for Health Care Personnel
Today, in a joint effort, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took action to[...]

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