Gener8tor

Up & Running with Joe Connolly of Visana Health

Joe Connolly spent nearly a decade in medical devices R&D and strategy, most recently with 6 years at Boston Scientific. At Boston Scientific, he led a strategy & innovation team that mapped disease states, patient pathways, and health system barriers that hindered optimal patient care, and partnered with top-tier health systems to implement a digital […]

Up & Running with Patrick Walsh and Vincent Truong of Anatomi Corp

Patrick Walsh, M.S. CEO/CTO is a serial inventor with 10 years’ experience innovating in stem cell biology. Patrick led both academic and industrial research teams in manufacture of stem cell products and provided technical proof-of-concept to secure $16M in federal contracting work for Lonza, Inc. Patrick earned his Masters of Science in Stem Cell Biology […]

Up & Running with Matthew Smyth, CEO of StimSherpa

Matthew Smyth has two decades of professional experience in business, strategy, engineering, law and intellectual property. He started his engineering career in the telecommunications space; obtained a law degree and then spent four years as an associate and patent attorney at Fish & Richardson; moved to an in-house legal position at Honeywell, where he provided […]

Up & Running with Ramji Iyer, CEO of Laplace Interventional

Ramji Iyer is the founder and CEO of Laplace Interventional, which is developing a unique solution to tricuspid regurgitation. In his last role, Ramji was the Senior Director of R&D at LivaNova (Caisson Interventional) and led their transcatheter mitral valve program. Ramji has over 10+ years of heart valve development experience with over 20 patents […]

Up & Running with Greg Sommer, Co-Founder of Sandstone Diagnostics

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 medical technology and tools company enabling lab testing anywhere, anytime by bringing the centrifuge to the patient. Dr. Sommer was recognized as a 2015 Bay Area “40 Under 40” by […]

BARDA Industry Days

By Diane Rucker (UEL) Kate Evinger (gener8tor) and I joined BARDA Industry Days last week in Washington, DC.  In September, University Enterprise Labs (UEL) and gener8tor announced a partnership to support startups in health security, funded by a federal grant.  (The federal government loves acronyms.  I’ll include translations in the article.) But first, some fun […]

HHS Expands Network of Innovation Accelerators

Five accelerators will join a unique innovation accelerator network that provides small and start-up biotechnology innovators with technical and entrepreneurial support they need to accelerate the development of products that could transform the nation’s approach to health security threats. The network was established by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for Sept. 23, 2019

MAA Congratulates Jodi Hubler on Her Appointment to Launch Minnesota Advisory Board CEOs of Minnesota’s biggest health players take aim AI myths Senate lawmakers direct CMS to boost non-opioid device reimbursement UEL Joins BARDA Accelerator Network University of Minnesota discovery is now a first-in-human clinical trial for leukemia 3M and M*Modal Combine Advanced Technologies to […]

MAA Congratulates Jodi Hubler on Her Appointment to Launch Minnesota Advisory Board

Medical Alley Association is excited to recognize MAA Board Member Jodi Hubler, who has been appointed to the new Launch Minnesota Advisory Board. Hubler joined the MAA Board of Directors in 2018 and is the Managing Director of Lemhi Ventures. “Congratulations to Jodi Hubler on being selected for this unique opportunity,” said Shaye Mandle, President […]

In the Know: Healthcare News from Medical Alley for Aug. 5, 2019

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S. News & World Report Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific teaming up on med-tech accelerator Cantel Medical puts up $775m for dental instrument maker Hu-Friedy From one heart to another: Families of donor, recipient meet at last Meda Announces Finalists for 2nd Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs […]

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