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Envoy Medical Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for its Fully Implanted Acclaim® Cochlear Implant

In the Know: Healthcare News for June 29, 2020

preCARDIA, Inc. Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Novel, Catheter Based Heart Failure Treatment FDA Approves First-Of-Its-Kind Percept™ PC Neurostimulator with BrainSense™ Technology Minnesota business groups oppose visa suspensions for foreign workers Blue Cross first MN health plan with role for expert guidance for gender care Cryosa Raises $8.25M in Fresh Financing Round 20 medical […]

28 Days to Save the World

By Dan Purvis Project V started March 20 at Ventec Life System’s office in Greater Seattle, only three weeks and nine miles away from the first fatal cases of COVID-19 in the United States. In the time since the virus’ arrival, the number of confirmed cases across the nation has escalated to just below 20,000. 249 […]

At The Table – June 2020

Regular Session Reaction Between the end of the regular session and the start of June’s special session, we had the privilege of hosting Senate Majority Leader Gazelka and House Majority Leader Winkler for a session recap town hall outlining the accomplishments and shortfalls of the 2020 legislative session and discussed the policy implications of 2020 […]

For The Record with Peter McDermott, President and CEO & Barb Majerus, VP of Sales, MDI

Peter McDermott is president & CEO of Minnesota Diversified Industries, Inc. (MDI). Previously he served as president of Itasca Economic Development Corporation which is a county wide nonprofit economic development organization in northern Minnesota. He has served on a wide variety of nonprofit boards including chairing the United Way of 1000 Lakes and the Grand […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for June 22, 2020

U.S. News and World Report Names Mayo Nation’s Top Hospital Medtronic gets $337 million from Blackstone for diabetes devices Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 iCGM FDA cleared for use in adults and children At the Edge of Possible Cardiovascular Systems’ offering nabs $143.7m Mayo Clinic, NASA team up to test AI algorithm on colorectal cancer Boston […]

Return to Work Resources

Last updated June 19, 2020 On June 5, Governor Tim Walz signed Emergency Executive Order 20-74, which requires all businesses to develop and implement a COVID-19 preparedness plan by June 29, 2020. While this plan does not need to be submitted to the state, all businesses are required to have one if the state asks to […]

Updated Resources: New PPP and SBA Loan Funding

Updated on Thursday, June 25th, 2020 Following the second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department released a workbook and shared advice to help small businesses navigate some of the updates to the program. The guidance specifically helps lenders and borrowers begin the process of having PPP loans […]

IoT Hardware Development: Build vs Buy

Utopia Developing a new product, especially an IoT hardware product, can be exhilarating. The overwhelming desire to start with a blank slate provides the opportunity to specify the perfect set of requirements that will provide exceptional performance with robust reliability at the lowest possible cost. Dystopia And, then you wake up. The harsh realization sets […]

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