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2019 First Half Investment Report

Three Key Takeaways: M&A activity is strong in Medical Alley, with over $15 billion spent in the second quarter alone, as companies large and small look for paths to growth Medical Alley startups brought in $261.6 million dollars in the first half of the year, their second-best mark in the last five years Signs point […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for June 17, 2019

‘What if we become the change we want to see’? We got a look at the slide deck of Bind, a startup that’s raised $70 million to upend the way we pay for healthcare Abbott touts real-world CGM data at diabetes conference AED Leader Cardiac Science Agrees to Be Acquired by ZOLL Upsher-Smith Laboratories Enters […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for June 10, 2019

Smiths Medical Appoints New CEO Medical device makers in Minnesota, U.S. brace for tariff fallout Mayo Clinic plans research building with $32 million gift Bio-Techne To Acquire B-MoGen Biotechnologies Inc. CVRx Adds $18m to Funding Round Upsizing Upsher-Smith Labs Medtronic wins $150m radiology, imaging equipment DoD supply contract Medical-data firm Flywheel nabs another $2.5 million […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for June 3, 2019

California teen traveling to U of M to study her own rare skin disorder Telerehabilitation improves quality of life for patients with late-stage cancers, reduces costs Using the heart’s natural pacemaker wires Study: Many Americans Say They Are More Likely to Participate in a Fitness Routine if Given Opportunity to Socialize, Earn Financial Incentives Abbott, […]

In the Know — Healthcare News for May 27, 2019

Apple Watch app for nightmare disorder receives FDA breakthrough designation, opens enrollment for two RCTs MagStim wins FDA nod, launches StimGuide TMS navigation system Buoyed by CGT growth, Bio-Techne plans plant to supply $200m of reagents Minneapolis med-tech firm SynerFuse raises $2.6M FDA Approves Extension of Treatment for Short Bowel Syndrome to Include Children Strategic […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for May 20, 2019

Abbott Partners With NIH On BRAIN Initiative to Advance Research for Neurological Disorders Generic drugmaker Upsher-Smith plans Maple Grove expansion CVRx data show its device can benefit heart-failure patients 76% of Patients Positively Impacted Within 12 weeks in new MIRODERM Clinical Study Bright Health to expand into 5 new states next year VentureMed Group Grows […]

In The Know — Healthcare News for May 3, 2019

3M buying Acelity in deal worth $6.7B Medtronic wins FDA approval for CareLink SmartSync CRM device manager Biotech firm Miromatrix Receives KidneyX Redesign Dialysis Phase I award NIH taps StemoniX’s organ-on-a-chip for opioid, addiction research Report: Takeda adopts value-based pricing for Crohn’s stem cell therapy in Europe Med-tech firm NeoChord adds $7M to earlier $25M […]

In the Know — March 25, 2019

Smiths Medical to spin off from parent Smiths Group Fairview CEO James Hereford talks medicine, merger with HealthEast Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases Danger Abounds When Meds and Your Genes Don’t Mix Antibacterial Envelope Cuts Heart Device Infections Rare surgery at U of M hospital saves diabetic girl Private Investment […]

In the Know — March 18, 2019

Forging a new path for health care Immigration to US Westernizes Asian guts Lancaster-based Smart Health Innovation Lab’s 3rd client, OneOme, has Mayo Clinic ties FDA approves new indication for valve repair device to treat certain heart failure patients with mitral regurgitation Boston Scientific wins CE Mark for Watchman FLX anti-stroke implant POPS! Diabetes Care […]

In the Know: Healthcare News from Medical Alley, March 1, 2019

Tiny medical device designed in Minnesota repairs the tiniest hearts StemoniX lands $14.4M to develop ‘micro-organs’ – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Medtronic’s RF Ablation Platform FDA Cleared to Control Pain Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene that may predict pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes Microbiologics rapidly evolving in the virology industry […]

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