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At The Table – February 18, 2019

Governor Walz Announces Support for Reinstating Angel Tax Credit With release of his first budget just over a week away, Governor Walz publicly announced that he will propose reinstating the Angel Investment Tax Credit. The Governor said he supports this credit because it is important for Minnesota’s competitiveness and for keeping cutting edge businesses growing […]

Global Tech Giant looks to Medical Alley for The Future of Healthcare

Global technology giant Cisco Systems visited Medical Alley with a dozen key Australian customers to better ascertain the future direction of healthcare. In what has become an annual tour of the U.S., Cisco’s Australian division visits technology and health innovation sites around the U.S. including Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Boston. The group sought perspectives on […]

For The Record with Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D. – Starkey Hearing Technologies CTO and Executive VP of Engineering

Dr. Achin Bhowmik is the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Starkey Hearing Technologies, a privately-held medical devices business with more than 5,000 employees and operations in more than 100 countries worldwide. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s technology, product development and engineering departments, and is leading […]

In The Know: Healthcare News From Medical Alley, Feb. 18. 2019

Nuvaira Announces a $79 Million Financing Round to Pursue Groundbreaking Treatment of COPD Mayo Clinic researchers develop more efficient system to reprogram stem cells The Tech 20: Innovations That Should Be On Your Radar Memphis preemie receives world’s first commercially-approved, pea-sized heart device Medtronic and Medical University of South Carolina Team Up to Improve Outcomes […]

Minnesota Named Second-Best State in U.S. For Jobs

According to job search website Zippia, Minnesota is the second-best state in the U.S. for jobs! The site used a number of factors in creating their list, including median income, unemployment rate, and a cost of living metric to help job-seekers see where the most opportunities were as well as where their income would go […]

Up & Running with Greg Sommer, from Silicon Valley to Medical Alley and the Future of Healthcare

Greg Sommer is a PhD-level engineer, entrepreneur, and executive in consumer healthcare and clinical diagnostics. In 2012, Dr. Sommer co-founded Sandstone Diagnostics, a Bay Area diagnostic and digital health company developing sophisticated connected wellness products that allow consumers to measure, monitor, and improve key health markers at home. Sandstone’s Trak® Male Fertility Testing System allows […]

A Successful Day in Review: Medical Alley Day at the Capitol 2019

This past Wednesday, February 6, was Medical Alley Day at the Minnesota State Capitol, an event bringing together policymakers and the people that power Medical Alley as the global epicenter of health innovation and care. The day was anchored by several Medical Alley Association members getting an opportunity to show policymakers and other members of […]

Medical Alley Powering the Evolution of Healthcare with More Than $2.8 Billion Invested and $2 Billion in Exits

Medical Alley companies have raised more than $2.8 billion over the past 5 years, furthering the region’s reputation as the global epicenter of health innovation and care. For the second year in a row, Medical Alley’s diverse healthcare ecosystem raised more than $700 million across the sectors of medical device, digital health, biotechnology and new […]

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