Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

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 to discuss the impact of a potential coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the state of Minnesota. The outcome of the discussion led to the inception of the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for coronavirus, created to support community […]

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 risk of exposure during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many Minnesotans are now facing the reality of missed paychecks and very real concerns about how to put food on the table.” “In response, Blue Cross […]

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 announced immediate no-cost coverage updates as part of its ongoing effort to help prevent the spread and impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Blue Cross now covering all costs for office visits associated with medically necessary […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for March 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic rolls out COVID-19 test CHF Solutions looks to bring its tech to help COVID-19 patients Mayo Clinic starts drive-thru testing for COVID-19 Our Commitment During the COVID-19 Pandemic Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Development University of Minnesota to test three drugs for […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for March 9, 2020

COVID-19: How Mayo Clinic is preparing to respond to a potential pandemic Vice President Mike Pence visits 3M on coronavirus tour Takeda Pharma says it is developing coronavirus drug Coronavirus – How Health Plans Can Help Their Members Stay Safe from COVID-19 Right Now CE Mark for Abbott’s FlexNav Delivery System for TAVI Valve Sanofi […]

2019 Medical Alley Investment Report

Even with just a month of perspective, it’s abundantly clear that 2019 was a huge year for the Medical Alley startup ecosystem. The community as a whole raised more than $1 billion for the first time and Bright Health’s $635 million round at a $2.2 billion valuation broke the state’s record for the largest venture […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for Jan. 20, 2020

Medtronic wins 2020 Catalyst Award FDA-approved clinical trial to study expanded use of Abbott’s MitraClip Smiths Medical launches Portex tracheostomy tubes and kits Mayo Clinic launches its first Platform initiative Cerebral Therapeutics Completes $35 Million Series B Financing Tactile Medical CEO announces retirement in 2020 Medtronic receives CE Mark for neurostimulators for urology treatment Flannel […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for January 13, 2020

Mayo Clinic to create patient genetic data library FDA APPROVES LESS INVASIVE SURGICAL APPROACH FOR ABBOTT’S HEART PUMP TO HELP PATIENTS AVOID OPEN HEART SURGERY Allina partners with Optum on surgery centers Medtronic Acquires Stimgenics, Pioneer of DTM™, a Novel Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy Bright Health scoops California health plan Brand New Day Teleflex’s UroLift […]

In the Know: Healthcare News from Medical Alley for December 9, 2019

John Halamka named president of Mayo Clinic Platform NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corporation Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Evo(TM) Cortical Electrode Abilitech Medical raises $7.4 million Dr. Craig Samitt Headlines Medical Alley Representation on TCB 100 List Boston Scientific sells Zytiga royalties for $256m Case report: Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after […]

For The Record with Mark Grant, Vice President of Strategic Channels, Diabetes Group, Medtronic

 Mark Grant joined the Medtronic family in 2004. He is a health care industry leader that draws upon a strong foundation of 20+ years of combined experience in commercial leadership, channel development and strategic solutions. Mark is credited for his ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change within the medical device industry – […]

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