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At the Table – September 2020

Federal Update U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (MN-2) and Dean Phillips (MN-5) return to the Medical Alley Association to revisit Value-Based Care with Medical Alley Leaders  On February 20, U.S. Representative Angie Craig (MN-2) and U.S. Representative Dean Phillips (MN-5) joined a group of leaders from the Medical Alley community for a roundtable discussion on the […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for September 28, 2020

Bright Health Inc. Announces $500 Million Series E Funding Including Significant Investments by Tiger Global Management, T. Rowe Price Associates, Blackstone, NEA and Bessemer Venture Partners Bind Launches Into the Fully-insured Market Spineology Gets FDA De Novo Grant of Minimally Invasive OptiMesh Expandable Interbody Fusion System Medtronic gains breakthrough nod for VAD driveline Fast Company […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for September 21, 2020

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Expands Access Statewide To Supportive Care Services From Livio Health Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased Using Predictive Analytics to Target SDoH Interventions During COVID-19 FedEx SenseAware ID device expected to see use for COVID-19 vaccine shipments University of Minnesota R&D expenditures break […]

Beyond COVID-19: Preparing for a Future of Remote, Digital Interaction in the Healthcare Sector

A return to what the healthcare industry once knew as normal may no longer exist By Chris Althoff and Kim Perry Contributor Lorri Detrick While attention has been on supporting healthcare workers at the front lines of battling the COVID-19 crisis—and rightfully so—some parts of the sector are grappling with the new challenge of remote, digital interaction among workers […]

Design and Manufacture the Impossible

Hampered by Limitations Many new product designs and innovations have been restricted by the limitations of plastic injection molding and other conventional manufacturing processes. After the design is completed, the part typically requires modifications in addition to prototyping and tooling, which are costly and cause delays. Available for decades, traditional 3D printing allows engineers to […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for Sept. 14, 2020

Medtronic TTVR system wins breakthrough device designation Minnetronix Medical Gets FDA Clearance on Innovative Neurosurgical Access Platform FDA clears DiaSorin test that differentiates between COVID, flu Boston Scientific launches Vercise Genus DBS system in Europe Abilitech named Minne Inno’s ‘Women-led Startup of the Year’ Regulatory and Quality Solutions LLC (R&Q) Acquires Maetrics to Form the […]

Understanding the Cybersecure Development Lifecycle

By Christopher Gates & Jason Smith Gates & Smith hail from Velentium, a Texas-based medical device design and development firm specializing in end-to-end support for companies seeking to bring active implantables to market. Together with Axel Wirth of Medcrypt, they are the authors of Medical Device Cybersecurity for Engineers and Manufacturers, a comprehensive guide to […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for September 8, 2020

CMS agrees to cover ‘breakthrough’ medical devices New Technologies Are Ushering in the Biggest Revolution in Senior Care in Over a Century University of Minnesota’s microbiology research facility key to national ‘moonshot’ effort to fight COVID FDA approves Medtronic MiniMed 770G insulin pump for young children Baxter’s dialysis filter wins De Novo nod Like Nothing […]

At the Table – August 2020

CMS Returns to Medical Alley to Announce Rule Targeting Patient Access to Innovative Technology Yesterday, we were privileged to welcome Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, as well as U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer and leaders from several Medical Alley companies for a tour of University Enterprise Laboratories, and roundtable discussion on […]

For The Record with Dr. Jeff Ross, CEO, Miromatrix

Dr. Jeff Ross brings more than 20 years of biomedical research, management and regulatory experience in regenerative medicine, biologics, and medical devices to Miromatrix including concept development, preclinical, clinical, manufacturing, and commercialization. He has held various technical and management positions at Guidant, Athersys and SurModics. Since coming to Miromatrix in 2010, he has been pivotal […]

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