Mayo Clinic

Mayo looks for plasma donors for a ‘hopeful’ strategy

Via Post Bulletin “Joyner suggested that the speed involved in putting the trial together was nothing short of remarkable. What usually takes 18 months in terms of setting up the trial has taken 18 days.” “The task is being tackled with a sense of urgency because of the contagious nature of the virus. Minnesota health officials […]

Up & Running with Ann Holder, Founder & CEO, Odonata Health

Ann Holder, CEO, Odonata Medical, is a Medical Device Executive with a rich background in sales, marketing, finance and operations.  Ann began her career in the US Army after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  In healthcare, Ann worked for Medtronic in a variety of roles in […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for April 6, 2020

Ed. note: Without question the biggest story of the week is — and for the foreseeable future will be — COVID-19 and what companies are doing in response. We have collected all of those stories at We still want to highlight the other life-changing work being done by Medical Alley companies during this time, […]

Mayo Clinic named national site for Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program

via Mayo Clinic “The convalescent plasma program at Mayo Clinic, which is led by researcher Michael Joyner, M.D., grew from a national initiative of physicians and investigators from 40 institutions who self-organized to investigate the use of convalescent plasma during the COVID-19 pandemic. These institutions include Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, Washington University, Einstein Medical Center, Icahn School […]

Four Medical Alley-Grown Companies Lead the Global Charge Against COVID-19

From direct care, to device and diagnostic, these four Minnesota-grown companies are commanding the global charge against COVID-19. Mayo Clinic Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Mayo Clinic Laboratories has worked nonstop to develop a new, faster test for COVID-19, a process that would normally take up to a year. Mayo Clinic is now able […]

Mayo Clinic to Roll Out Serological Testing

Dr. Amy Williams of the Mayo Clinic says the clinic is beginning antibody testing next week to find out if some could be immune to the coronavirus. MAA COVID-19 INFORMATION DISCLAIMER: The Medical Alley Association is providing COVID-19 related information, including the “COVID-19 Resource Connect” feature on its website and summaries of laws, executive orders, […]

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to combat COVID-19, from the front lines to the laboratories

Via Mayo Clinic “During any rapidly changing situation, loss of daily routine, isolation and uncertainty can lead to anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness. Information overload, rumors and misinformation can make you feel out of control and make it unclear what to do. When you feel this way, your kids may feel it too — and […]

Mayo Clinic CEO says group working to predict potential coronavirus hotspots

Via Face the Nation MAA COVID-19 INFORMATION DISCLAIMER: The Medical Alley Association is providing COVID-19 related information, including the “COVID-19 Resource Connect” feature on its website and summaries of laws, executive orders, and government programs that may be of interest to members, as a public service.   The Medical Alley Association makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties […]

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 […]

‘This thing has taken off like wildfire’: Mayo races with high-powered alliance to produce plasma treatment for coronavirus

Via Rochester Post Bulletin “Convalescent plasma is a time-tested pathogen treatment first used against diphtheria in the late 19th century, later against the 1918 influenza, measles, mumps, chickenpox, MERS, SARS, H1N1 and Ebola. Though the immunology of convalescent plasma is well known, its effectiveness with coronavirus is still being determined.” “It’s limitations involve a small […]

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