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Return to Work Resources
Last updated May 26, 2020 As the restrictions set in place around the world to limit the spread of COVID-19[...]
Open-Source Release Allows Coventor to Be Produced Worldwide
Via University of Minnesota "The Coventor is one example of how universities across the country are applying their research and[...]
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Joins State Efforts to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19
Via Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has become the first health[...]
Health Care Communications In The Age Of COVID-19: Lessons From Mayo Clinic
Via Padilla "As we all know, health care media relations on a normal day can be challenging. Before COVID-19, “normal” for Mayo[...]
Abbott Announces Health Canada Authorization Under the COVID-19 Interim Order and Immediate Availability of its COVID-19 Antibody Test in Canada
Via Abbott Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today it received Health Canada authorization under the COVID-19 Interim Order* for the ARCHITECT[...]
Osterholm Update: COVID-19
Via University of Minnesota In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the concept of smart testing, the[...]
Is History Repeating Itself?
Via Zipnosis "Comparisons between the 1918 pandemic and the era of COVID-19 have been happening since the outbreak began in[...]
Bio-Techne and Kantaro Biosciences Announce Partnership to Develop and Scale Production of COVID-19 Serology Test
Via Bio-Techne  Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) and the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, through its commercial affiliate Kantaro Biosciences LLC[...]
COVID-19 Study Paves the Way for an Innovative Virtual Clinical Trial
Via UnitedHealth Group A study completed by UnitedHealth Group with the Yale School of Medicine found that older COVID-19 patients[...]
Research Brief: A new approach to averting inflammation caused by COVID-19
Via University of Minnesota “'We are now recognizing the importance of controlling this robust inflammatory response in COVID-19 infection in[...]
Bethesda Hospital doctor on treating COVID-19 patients
Via MPR "Meanwhile, the number of people in intensive care — a key measure of the stress on our healthcare[...]
Blue Cross waives more fees for Medicare Advantage customers
Via Star Tribune "'In the midst of this crisis, seniors have been greatly impacted and are at disproportionate risk,' Dr.[...]
Investigators Call for Treatment Centers to Join COVID-19 Global Registry
Via Contagion "Mayo Clinic and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) partnered to launch the Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal[...]
Let’s Talk About You: COVID-19 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers
Via McKnight's Long-Term Care News "Providing care for an older adult with a chronic illness or a disabling condition can[...]
UnitedHealth Group, Microsoft Partner On Coronavirus ‘Return To Work’ Venture
Via Forbes "The protocol works like this: employees would download the ProtectWell app and answer a series of questions every[...]
Health IT and the COVID19 Pandemic
Via Datica "There are a set of technologies that solve common problems and support similar needs. In effect, these solutions[...]
Early indicators: Investigational convalescent plasma is safe for patients with COVID-19
Via Mayo Clinic News Network "Mayo Clinic and collaborators today reported safety data on the first 5,000 hospitalized patients transfused[...]
TÜV SÜD Focuses Efforts on Device and Diagnostics Projects
Via TÜV SÜD "The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving daily, with effects going far beyond the directly affected areas with outbreaks.[...]
Philips receives FDA clearance for the use of its ultrasound portfolio to manage COVID-19-related lung and cardiac complications
Via Philips Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has received 510(k)[...]
ABBOTT RECEIVES FDA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION FOR COVID-19 MOLECULAR TEST ON NEW ALINITY™ M SYSTEM
Via Abbott Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)[...]
Thermo Fisher Scientific Response to COVID-19 Expands to Include New Serology Test
Via Mayo Clinic News Network Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, announced it will expand[...]
UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8M in emergency child care benefits due to COVID-19. Here’s why
Via Fierce Healthcare "UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8 million through the program, accounting for 238,000 days of child care to date."[...]
Why Integrity is the Economy’s No. 1 Concern Right Now
Via West Monroe Partners "This economic crisis is not just about how you weather the storm financially, but whether you[...]
Q&A with Dr. Michael Osterholm: ‘We’re just in the second inning of a nine-inning game’
Via USA Today Q. The United States has 4% of the world's population but has 28% of the recorded deaths from the[...]
Somnetics gains FDA authorization to supply vital non-invasive ventilators in the fight against COVID-19.
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Vyriad Inc. Announces Development of a New Antibody Test to Determine Protective Immunity From COVID-19
Vyriad test detects SARS-CoV-2 virus-neutralizing antibodies Developed as part of an ongoing collaboration with Regeneron ROCHESTER, Minn., May 12, 2020[...]
MATTER helps provide health care workers with protective equipment
Via KSTP "They’re providing Stay At Home Kits, which include everything needed to assemble 50 healthy snack packs. Volunteers can pick[...]
GetUsPPE Delivers One Million Face Shields to Healthcare Facilities Nationwide
Via Boston Scientific GetUsPPE, a leading volunteer organization connecting healthcare providers with supplies of PPE (personal protective equipment), has delivered[...]
Military ‘battle buddy’ system comes to hospitals and clinics
Via University of Minnesota “'This situation is new for everyone—a pandemic is one of the few instances in civilian life[...]
ABBOTT RECEIVES FDA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION FOR COVID-19 ANTIBODY BLOOD TEST ON ALINITY™ I SYSTEM
Via Abbott Abbott announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the[...]
How can you reframe your future during the chaos of today?
Via EY "Unsurprisingly, the organizations that were furthest down the digital transformation journey before COVID-19 struck are tending to adapt[...]
U Deliver Medical Partners With Nestlé HealthScience to Help Patients on Ventilators
Via U Deliver Medical While the shortage of ventilators because of COVID-19 has been well publicized, the secondary effects of[...]
Twin Cities Med-Tech Company, Provation, Releases Thank You Video for all COVID-19 Frontline Heroes
Social distancing doesn't stop Provation's leadership from sending a joint message of gratitude. Minneapolis, MN (May 8th, 2020)- Provation stands[...]
New clinical support tool helps Irish hospitals optimise and scale acute respiratory care for COVID-19 patients
ACORRD, a web-based application, helps support healthcare professionals with triage, monitoring, and treatment of patients in-hospital, as the coronavirus pandemic[...]
Ford and 3M begin shipping respirators to front-line health workers fighting coronavirus pandemic
Via CNBC "3M is selling and distributing the Ford-designed respirators through 3M-authorized distributors. Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle is[...]
Zipnosis Hires While Telehealth Visits Grow By Hundreds of Thousands
Via Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal "Zipnosis is one of the Minnesota tech firms still hiring during the pandemic. It's added 11 employees[...]
Medtronic Expands Diabetes Support Programs to Help Customers Losing Insurance Coverage Due to Job Loss as a Result of COVID-19
Via Medtronic Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced an expansion of the Medtronic Assurance program[...]
UnitedHealth Group Provides Over $1.5 Billion of Additional Support in Response to COVID-19 Challenges
Via UnitedHealth Group MINNETONKA, Minn. (May 7, 2020) – UnitedHealth Group [NYSE: UNH] is taking additional action to directly support[...]
In latest report, CIDRAP at the University of Minnesota provides tips for effective COVID-19 messaging
Via University of Minnesota "Credible, honest crisis communication is essential to keeping people safe and well-informed during the COVID-19 pandemic."[...]
Redesigning your healthcare plan during coronavirus
Via Employee Benefit News "Providing effective and affordable health and wellness benefits have been top of mind for many HR[...]
3M Awarded Department of Defense Contracts to Further Expand U.S. Production of N95 Respirators
Via 3M 3M has been awarded two contracts through the U.S. Department of Defense in recent weeks to further expand[...]
Coronavirus: NBA players and teams supporting Mayo Clinic study on COVID-19 antibodies, per report
Via CBS Sports "Fortunately for everyone, clinics and labs around the world are researching the disease in an effort to[...]
PhysIQ, Department of Defense, and The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for The Advancement of Military Medicine Partner to Deploy Continuous Remote Monitoring Platform to Study COVID-19
This DOD-funded initiative will assess the role of home-based continuous biosensor data and AI analytics in addressing the global COVID-19[...]
COVID-19 Pandemic Exposes Troubling Gap in Healthcare System
Debate over essential vs. non-essential services reduces access to care for people with hearing loss  Eden Prairie, Minnesota (May 6,[...]
The Medical Alley Association Statement on Governor Walz’s Decision to Allow Non-Time Sensitive Surgical Procedures to Resume
Media ContactJulia ColemanJColeman@medicalalley.org 612.232.9974 The Medical Alley Association Statement on Governor Walz's Decision to Allow Non-Time Sensitive Surgical Procedures to Resume[...]
AdvaMed Announces VentConnect Online Platform to Scale the Production and Distribution of Ventilators
Via AdvaMed New portal developed with the Aerospace Industries Association and Google connects ventilator component suppliers with manufacturers WASHINGTON, D.C. –[...]
Mayo Clinic’s coronavirus research task force is in a desperate race against time
Via Star Tribune "On the fifth floor of Mayo’s nearly century-old Plummer Building in Rochester, this ambitious project has taken[...]
Regions Hospital tests new ventilator tech from Medtronic
Via KARE 11 "The collaboration between Regions and Medtronic started in the beginning of April. Typically, ventilators require close monitoring and[...]
Blue Cross MN CEO: Why COVID-19 may be making the case for value-based care
Via Fierce Healthcare "COVID-19 is making the case for accelerating the move to more value-based models of care." "Hospitals’ financial[...]
Health Tech to the Rescue: Combatting COVID-19 with Virtual Care and Predictive Analytics
Via 4Sight Health "The Zipnosis platform categorizes patients completing the 11 COVID-related questions into five risk groups. Of the 192,915[...]
Mayo Clinic adds COVID-19 skills to Amazon Alexa
Via Healthcare IT News "Among the skills are a COVID-19 self-assessment tool, which helps users assess symptoms and determine whether[...]
Covid-19 Pandemic Likely to Last Two Years, Report Says
Via Bloomberg "Because of its ability to spread from people who don’t appear to be ill, the virus may be[...]
CHF Solutions Ships Aquadex Product to COVID-19 Specialty Center in Minnesota
Via CHF Solutions EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., May 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CHF Solutions (Nasdaq: CHFS), a medical device company dedicated to changing the[...]
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Contributes $1.1 Million to Support Communities During Covid-19 Pandemic
Via Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota As needs continue to rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blue Cross[...]
Current Health Launches a Collaboration with Mayo Clinic to Detect COVID-19 Infection Using AI
Via Current Health Current Health today announced that it has launched a collaboration with Mayo Clinic to develop remote monitoring solutions[...]
Minnesota Gets Supply Chain, Warehouse Expertise from Target, Ecolab, Other Corporations
Via Star Tribune "Maplewood-based 3M's team is helping ferret out fraudulent suppliers or products. Target helped the state develop a[...]
New antibody test will help state reopen
Via University of Minnesota Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have developed a test for antibodies to the[...]
3M has sued 5 vendors who targeted emergency officials in 3 states offering billions of nonexistent N95 respirators
Via 3M 3M has filed five legal actions in federal courts in Florida, Wisconsin and Indiana as part of its[...]
Mayo Clinic lab, real estate firms studying office designs that prevent spread of Covid-19
Via Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal "The Well Living Lab, located adjacent to the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., will use[...]
New Abbott antibody test wins CE Mark in Europe
Via Mass Device "Reports in the United Kingdom say that a 99% accurate COVID-19 antibody test produced by Abbott (NYSE:ABT) won CE[...]
Medical Alley Association Statement on Gov. Walz’s Guidance Regarding Non-Time Sensitive Medical Procedures
Media ContactJulia ColemanJColeman@medicalalley.org 612.232.9974 Medical Alley Association Statement on Gov. Walz’s GuidanceRegarding Non-Time Sensitive Medical Procedures On behalf of the Medical[...]
Ecolab supports cleanroom environments for the University of Oxford’s Clinical BioManufacturing Facility COVID-19 vaccine development and manufacture
More than three billion people are currently experiencing some form of restriction on their movement or are in lockdown to[...]
Mayo Clinic to advise Hilton on cleaning program protocol, training
Via Mayo Clinic News Network "'Personal safety is extremely critical as we re-open business and recreational activities around the globe,'[...]
Ecolab’s EcoSure and Lobster Ink Offering Programs to Help Customers Combat COVID-19 and Accelerate Their Return to Safe and Profitable Operations
Via Ecolab EcoSure and Lobster Ink, Ecolab divisions focused on food safety and public health, are offering COVID-19 assessment and[...]
Francis Medical Moving Forward in the Age of COVID-19
Via Francis Medical "Like most companies, Francis Medical is facing several unique challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. However,[...]
3M’s Latest N95 Complaint Targets Wisconsin Price Gouging
Via Bloomberg Law "The complaint is the latest in a volley of trademark infringement claims filed by 3M targeting companies[...]
AI indicates which symptoms might be leading indicators of COVID-19
Via VentureBeat “'Our findings from the EHR analysis of COVID-19 progression can aid in a human pathophysiology enabled summary of[...]
Microbiologics Introduces SARS-CoV-2 RNA Process Control (RUO)
St Cloud, MN – Expanding upon its line of SARS-CoV-2 products, Microbiologics is launching two new products for COVID-19 quality[...]
University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview roll out protective device for healthcare professionals during COVID-19
Via the University of Minnesota "The University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview have developed a protection device to minimize[...]
3M’s complicated road to enough N95 capacity took many hands
Via Star Tribune "As the coronavirus mushroomed across the rest of the world, a global shortage of N95s would develop[...]
How Mayo came to the aid of a New York hospital as it was being overrun by COVID patients
Via Post Bulletin "Where the New York hospital on a normal day might see a dozen ICU patients, there were[...]
Central Logic Selected to Help Orchestrate Care for All COVID-19 Patients in Arizona
As state prepares for patient surge, Regional Access Center is formed that will leverage technology, best practices and other solutions[...]
Takeda Expands Patient Assistance in the U.S. During COVID-19 Crisis
Via Takeda To our valued patients, customers and other stakeholders, As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, Takeda’s Patient Assistance[...]
Data Shows Reduction in U.S. Heart Attack Activations During COVID-19 Pandemic Published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Via MHIF Microsoft Word - JACC STEMI DATA Announce 4.10.20 FINAL-1.docx The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) announced today the[...]
Considerations on the use of vascular access devices in patients with COVID-19 (and some practical recommendations)
Via Interrad Medical Considerations on the use of vascular access devices in patients with COVID-19 (and some practical recommendations) Edited[...]
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) Engages in COVID-19 STEMI Research Study
Via MHIF MHIF is International Coordinating and Data Center for theNorth American COVID-19 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Registry MINNEAPOLIS –[...]
Pulse oximeters are a COVID-19 must have: ‘We can’t keep up,’ Plymouth manufacturer says
Via Star Tribune "Pulse oximetry can also deliver important COVID-19 clues for people at home, though there are asterisks." "A[...]
Baxter Obtains U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Oxiris Blood Purification Filter for COVID-19 Treatment
Via Baxter Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global leader in acute care, announced it has received emergency use authorization (EUA)[...]
Engaging Patients with Chronic Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Via Grayduck Health "COVID-19 has shifted healthcare discussions. Patients aren’t considering elective procedures — even if they were, they wouldn’t[...]
Vice President Pence to visit Mayo Clinic in Rochester on April 28
Via Mayo Clinic Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Rochester, Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 28. He will tour Mayo[...]
Diversified Plastics, Inc. increases capacity of its Acceleration Station™ to meet fast-turn manufacturing demand in support of the COVID-19 response
MINNEAPOLIS—Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI), a custom plastic-injection molder and additive manufacturer of high-precision components, has activated its third Carbon® printer,[...]
Gov. Tim Walz announces plan to expand COVID-19 testing
Via Star Tribune "Gov. Tim Walz announced a new statewide pandemic strategy Wednesday, leveraging the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic[...]
You Survived COVID-19, You Could Help Others Do the Same
Via Takeda "Experts from the world’s leading plasma companies have come together to create a new alliance aimed at treating[...]
UnitedHealth Group Donates $5 Million to Support a Federal Program Developing Treatments for COVID-19
UnitedHealth Group is donating $5 million to support a federally sponsored program seeking to accelerate and expand the availability of[...]
Hillrom Introduces Five New Innovations To Help Caregivers Fight COVID-19
Via Hillrom Hillrom (NYSE: HRC) is introducing new medical device and connectivity advancements, as well as updated clinical protocols, to help caregivers more[...]
Predictive Health Partners Uses Novel Digital Health Tools to Battle COVID-19
Via Predictive Health Partners We are very excited to be launching an innovative telehealth paid pilot program for a client[...]
Philips to invest $109M as COVID-19 drives connected care order growth
Via MedTech Dive "Demand for patient monitors and hospital ventilators, devices central to the treatment of COVID-19, drove orders at[...]
Pentagon Picks 3M, Honeywell, Owens & Minor to Make N95 Masks
Via Bloomberg "Under the contracts 3M will receive $76 million; Halyard, the Owens & Minor unit, will get $29 million; and Honeywell[...]
New Study Shows Effectiveness of Polyester Swabs and Saline Transportation for COVID-19 Testing, Improving Testing Efficiency and Flexibility, and Protecting Health Care Workers
Via UHG A study led by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) Research & Development and The Everett Clinic, part of Optum,[...]
Major League Baseball’s Ambitious COVID-19 Study Relies on Minneapolis Company
Via Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal "The SMTRL bought 15,000 of the tests from Premier Biotech. The tests provide results within[...]
M Health Fairview Rolls Out New UV Decontamination Process For N95 Masks
Via M Health Fairview A new process for decontaminating N95 masks will protect healthcare workers and conserve limited resources, thanks[...]
Starkey Expands Hearing Telehealth Solution on Google Cloud in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Action provides stronger telehealth technology to benefit hearing providers and their patients Eden Prairie, Minnesota (April 16, 2020) – As[...]
Ventilator Manufacturers Unite to Form Ventilator Training Alliance and Create App to Help Frontline Medical Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic
Via Medtronic Several of the world’s ventilator manufacturers have formed a Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) and partnered with Allego to[...]
3M continues fight against COVID-19 with aid for U.S., global relief and recovery efforts
In its continued effort to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic, today 3M announced plans to provide $20 million in financial[...]
PhysIQ Applies Ebola Expertise to Fight COVID-19
PhysIQ uses over one million hours of training set data to implement new machine learning analytics aimed at detecting early[...]
Abbott Launches Third COVID-19 Test, A Laboratory-Based Antibody Blood Test
Via Abbott Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today the launch of its third COVID-19 test, a lab-based serology blood test for[...]
FDA Authorizes First-Of-Its-Kind Low-Cost Ventilator Developed by University of Minnesota
Via University of Minnesota The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today authorized the production and use of a low-cost[...]
Inside First Clinical Trial Testing Malaria Drug as Coronavirus Treatment
Via NBC News The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is being prescribed to treat coronavirus after it was given an exemption for[...]
Ferring COVID-19 Investigational Grants
Via Ferring Ferring is funding exploratory, basic and clinical research grants to collect data and expand knowledge on the effects[...]
Mayo says it has capacity to deliver testing needed to reopen the economy
Via Rochester Post Bulletin "Specifically, [Dr. William] Morice said, the clinic had the ability to produce 8,000 molecular or diagnostic[...]
3M files lawsuit in alleged N95 price gouging attempt of the Strategic National Stockpile
Via 3M 3M filed a legal action today in federal court in Florida against an Orlando-based defendant that twice attempted[...]
GSK actions to support the global response to COVID-19
Via GSK "We are collaborating with companies and research groups across the world working on promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates through[...]
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and North Memorial Health Introduce a New Solution of Mask Covers Made from Surgical Wrap to Protect Healthcare Workers
Via Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Minnesota, healthcare organizations[...]
Ford, 3M Gear Up to Produce Air-Purifying Respirators
Via Twin Cities Business Magazine "Ford will be able to assemble 100,000 or more PAPRs at its facility in Flat[...]
Medical Alley Leaders Among 7 New Ventilator Contracts From HHS
Via Mass Device "The total of nine ventilator contracts — made under the Korean War–era Defense Production Act — will[...]
Philips details plans to increase its hospital ventilator production to 4,000 units/week by Q3 2020, and introduces its new Philips Respironics E30 ventilator with an immediate production of 15,000 units/week
Via Philips – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today provided an update on its plans to double[...]
How Medtech Companies Are Fighting COVID-19?
Via MedCity News In a public health crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic, each healthcare vertical is playing a crucial[...]
SupDoc Gives Virtual Access to Minnesota Doctors During Coronavirus Pandemic
Via MinneInno "Founded in 2019, SupDoc offers virtual visits with local doctors to address things like allergies, medication refills, coughs,[...]
University of Minnesota Twin Cities designs respirator mask prototypes from filter technology
Via the University of Minnesota "The masks — one modified anesthesia mask and one single-use, disposable mask — are being[...]
DuVal & Associates Help Expedite FDA Submissions
Via DuVal & Associates The FDA regulatory law firm of DuVal & Associates has been participating in the COVID-19 crisis[...]
3M could double respirator production with help from Cummins factory
Via Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal "Using a 3M design, employees in Cummin's facility in Neillsville, Wis., will use equipment made[...]
CHF Solutions Submits Patent Application for Hemofiltration System for Rapid Clearing of Cytokines in COVID-19 patients
Via CHF Solutions CHF Solutions (Nasdaq: CHFS), a medical device company dedicated to changing the lives of patients suffering from fluid[...]
Minnesota CPAP Company Shifts Manufacturing Focus to Provide Vital Non-Invasive Ventilators in the Fight Against COVID-19
Via Somnetics International Somnetics International, Inc., a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based CPAP manufacturer, announced today the company is working hard to repurpose its[...]
Cantel Announces Initiatives to Help Fight COVID-19
Via Cantel Medical Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) announced today specific areas of focus and associated actions to combat the COVID-19[...]
Minnesota readies antibody COVID-19 response
Via Star Tribune "The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic are now both offering clinical antibody tests to find out[...]
How Abbott’s Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Joined the COVID-19 Fight
Via MDDI Online "Abbott said it has partnered with the American Diabetes Association, Insulin for Life USA, and the Diabetes Disaster Response[...]
University Of Minnesota Researchers Launch U.S. COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project
Via WCCO "Two University of Minnesota research centers have launched the first website to better understand state-by-state hospitalization data due[...]
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Accelerates $80 Million in Advance Payments to Health Care Providers
Via BCBS of Minnesota Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is committed to supporting our provider partners through this[...]
Datica Improves Real-Time Patient Data Capture with Epic FHIR
Via Datica At Datica, we are committed to helping our customers work to combat COVID-19. As our CMO, Dave Levin, MD,[...]
Prism Clinical Research collaborates with University of Minnesota researchers in COVID-19 prevention treatment study for healthcare workers
Via Nucleus Network < Back to news Prism Clinical Research collaborates with University of Minnesota researchers in COVID-19 prevention treatment[...]
Mayo and Minnesota use AI to find COVID-19 hot spots
Via Post Bulletin "Thanks to a partnership created last weekend bridging Mayo Clinic data analytic professionals with the Minnesota Department[...]
Bristol Myers Squibb Expands Patient Support Programs to Help Newly Uninsured Patients in the U.S.
MAA COVID-19 INFORMATION DISCLAIMER: The Medical Alley Association is providing COVID-19 related information, including the “COVID-19 Resource Connect” feature on[...]
Medtronic Provides Ventilator Progress Update
Via Medtronic Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced updates regarding its efforts to increase ventilator production around[...]
Philips and the U.S. government collaborate in ventilator production ramp up to combat COVID-19 pandemic
Via Philips Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that the U.S. Government and[...]
Abbott’s FreeStyle® Libre 14 DAY System Now Available in U.S. For Hospitalized Patients with Diabetes During COVID-19 Pandemic
Via Abbott Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the FreeStyle Libre 14 day system, the world's leading3 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, can[...]
How Boston Scientific is Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Via Boston Scientific "At Boston Scientific, our priority is to protect and aid the health and safety of our employees,[...]
3M, Law Enforcement Step up Efforts to Stop N95 Scams
Via Star Tribune "3M, Honeywell and other legitimate manufacturers have been working with law enforcement and state attorneys general since[...]
Prism Clinical Research collaborates with University of Minnesota researchers in COVID-19 prevention treatment study for healthcare workers
Prism Clinical Research (a Nucleus Network company) is playing a key role in supporting the University of Minnesota as it[...]
Mayo looks for plasma donors for a ‘hopeful’ strategy
Via Post Bulletin "Joyner suggested that the speed involved in putting the trial together was nothing short of remarkable. What[...]
UnitedHealth Group Accelerates Nearly $2 Billion in Payments and Support to Health Care Providers to Help with COVID-19 Financial Challenges
Via UHG UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), through UnitedHealthcare and Optum, has announced it is taking steps immediately to accelerate payments[...]
Nortech, Minnetronix May Start Building Ventilators
Via Medical Design and Outsourcing "Two Minnesota medtech contract manufacturers are taking a hard look at producing ventilators, including one[...]
Vidscrip Announces Groundbreaking Collaboration with AstraZeneca to Address COVID-19
Via Vidscrip The Vidscrip Digital Physician-Patient Communications Platform is available at no cost to physicians and healthcare professionals across the[...]
An Open Letter From Medtronic Leadership To Our Customers, Partners, and Patients
Via Medtronic The world is facing an unprecedented human challenge with COVID-19, and this virus requires an unprecedented response. We[...]
Minnesota-Based Laboratory Infectolab Americas Releases COVID-19 Serology in the Second Week of April
Infectolab Americas, an infectious disease testing laboratory from Oakdale in Minnesota, has validated a novel serology test for COVID-19. The[...]
3M and the Trump administration announce plan to import 166.5 million additional respirators into the United States over the next three months
Via 3M Today 3M and the Trump Administration are announcing a plan to import 166.5 million respirators over the next[...]
More than $1 million donated to organizations battling virus through science and engineering
Via TE Connectivity TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity and sensors, and the TE Connectivity Foundation, a private charitable[...]
Starkey Releases Industry-Leading Remote Programming to All Patients
Media Contact Karen Spaeth Director of Communications and Events Email: media_contact@starkey.com  www.starkey.com  Telehealth update allows hearing professionals to serve more patients during social distancing Eden[...]
Med-Tech Front Lines Against COVID-19 Includes Array of Minnesota-Connected Companies
Via Star Tribune "Minneapolis-based Bio-Techne is making analyzers to enable researchers to detect when a patient is having a medical[...]
Medtronic Foundation Commits an Additional $10M to Global COVID-19 Efforts
The Medtronic Foundation announced an additional $10M in contributions to COVID-19 relief efforts across the globe. This adds to the[...]
Global Plasma Leaders Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Potential COVID-19 Hyperimmune Therapy
Via Takeda Biotest, BPL, LFB, and Octapharma have joined an alliance formed by CSL Behring (ASX:CSL/USOTC:CSLLY) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company[...]
Seizing the Opportunity to Reimagine Health Care
Via Zipnosis It’s a new world—in so many ways. The last few weeks—even as I have watched my Zipnosis team[...]
Mayo Clinic named national site for Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program
via Mayo Clinic "The convalescent plasma program at Mayo Clinic, which is led by researcher Michael Joyner, M.D., grew from a[...]
CHF Solutions Doubles Production Staff of Aquadex SmartFlow™ Consoles Due to Hospital Demand
CHF Solutions (Nasdaq: CHFS), a medical device company dedicated to changing the lives of patients suffering from fluid overload, announced[...]
Mayo Clinic to Roll Out Serological Testing
Dr. Amy Williams of the Mayo Clinic says the clinic is beginning antibody testing next week to find out if[...]
Ecolab Ramps Up Operations to Combat COVID-19
Via Ecolab For decades, Ecolab has taken pride in helping healthcare providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other customers who provide essential[...]
UnitedHealth Group Leads Meal-Prep Effort For Twin Cities Residents in Need
Thousands of Twin Cities families will have access to free, healthy food, as UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) leads an effort[...]
CHF Solutions Announces COVID-19 Patients Treated with Aquadex Therapy for Fluid Management
Via CHF Solutions EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CHF Solutions (Nasdaq: CHFS), a medical device company dedicated to changing the[...]
Smiths halts medical unit split to focus on ventilator production
Via Reuters "UK’s Smiths Group (SMIN.L) said on Tuesday the separation of its medical unit will be delayed, as it[...]
Bio-Techne is Helping Scientists Discover Answers about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
Via R&D Systems "Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 showed that it is ~80% identical to SARS-CoV, the CoV responsible for the SARS[...]
3M introduces hotline, releases price lists to help combat PPE counterfeits during COVID-19
Via 3M 3M is committed to combating price gouging, fraud and counterfeit activity in connection with its products and the COVID-19 outbreak. 3M has received reports[...]
UHC Expands Access to Care, Support and Resources
Via UnitedHealthcare "UnitedHealthcare is waiving member cost-sharing for the treatment of COVID-19 through May 31, 2020 for its fully-insured Commercial, Medicare Advantage[...]
Alumni Provide Leadership in COVID-19 Global Response
Via Illinois Wesleyan University Shaye Mandle ’93, President and CEO of the Medical Alley Association, is leading an effort to[...]
UnitedHealth Group pledges $50 million in COVID-19 support
Via Star Tribune UnitedHealth Group said it will provide $50 million to support groups most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.[...]
nference launches RNA-sequencing software resource to fight COVID-19
Via nference – Developed in collaboration with Janssen, the Single Cell resource is being made available on the nferX® platform for free[...]
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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