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In the Know — April 22, 2019

Startup SilkTech Biopharmaceuticals raises $6M to turn silkworm cocoons into eyedrops Magic Mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy BI and Lilly’s diabetes drug Jardiance reverses heart failure in animal models How a New Device is Improving the Lives of People With Spinal-cord Injuries The Future of Wearable Tech Is Called […]

In the Know: April 15, 2019

Elucent Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Innovation for Breast Tumor Removal Procedures Medtronic, BCBS Minnesota ink value-based diabetes deal Zipnosis Launches Customizable Offering Aimed at Accelerating Personalized Virtual Care Nuvaira, Evolve Additive Solutions, StemoniX lead Q1 VC deals in Minnesota Minnesota lawmaker proposes Rare Disease Advisory Council New technology to empower Parkinson’s patients University of […]

In The Know: April 1, 2019

Abbott Announces CE Mark for Alinity™ m Diagnostics System and Assays, the Latest in Molecular Technology, to Help Deliver Critical Test Results and Benefits to Patients Research Brief: Developing a blood test to screen for ovarian cancer Removal of ‘zombie cells’ alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice Flywheel, a part of Invenshure incubator, closes […]

At The Table: March 26, 2019 – Budget Revisions, AITC Hearing & a Sit Down with Congressman Dean Phillips

Governor Walz Revises Budget Proposal This past Thursday, Governor Walz released a series of revisions to his budget proposal in response to the February economic forecast that showed slowing tax revenue to the state. The Governor’s revised budget proposal combines reduced spending in some areas, higher spending in others, increased tax revenues, and shifting spending […]

In the Know — March 25, 2019

Smiths Medical to spin off from parent Smiths Group Fairview CEO James Hereford talks medicine, merger with HealthEast Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases Danger Abounds When Meds and Your Genes Don’t Mix Antibacterial Envelope Cuts Heart Device Infections Rare surgery at U of M hospital saves diabetic girl Private Investment […]

In The Know — March 11, 2019

New App Designed To Help Patients Report Health Outcomes Wins Top Prize from AHRQ Medical device tax repeal bill reintroduced in U.S. Senate Ping Yeh, StemoniX CEO, talks growth after $14M round – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Medtronic Keeps DES Market Hot with New Indication FemPulse Appoints Dr. Robert Kieval as Chief Scientific […]

At The Table – March 4, 2019

State Representatives Boe, Klevorn Tour Medtronic Facilities State Representatives Ginny Klevorn (DFL – Plymouth) and Greg Boe (GOP – Chaska) each recently visited Medtronic facilities in their respective districts to better understand how Minnesota’s health technology and innovation cluster has benefitted their constituents. Representative Boe toured Medtronic’s Care Management Services facility, a telehealth site focused […]

In the Know: Healthcare News from Medical Alley, March 1, 2019

Tiny medical device designed in Minnesota repairs the tiniest hearts StemoniX lands $14.4M to develop ‘micro-organs’ – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Medtronic’s RF Ablation Platform FDA Cleared to Control Pain Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene that may predict pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes Microbiologics rapidly evolving in the virology industry […]

In The Know: Medical Alley News for February 25, 2019

Medtronic launches ‘brain pacemaker’ implant for reducing epileptic seizures Walz Budget Plan Includes Restoration of Angel Tax Credit Program Abbott Introduces the World’s Most Sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Test, Determine™ HBsAg 2, to Accelerate Hepatitis B Care U of M’s ‘Dexalytics’ system will be used by NFL teams at next week’s scouting combine St. Thomas and […]

Ravyn Miller Models Fearless Leadership

On February 13, nearly 200 Medical Alley professionals gathered, not to celebrate Galentine’s Day — the holiday popularized by the T.V. show Parks and Recreation — but to network, share a meal, and learn from one of Medical Alley’s inspiring women in healthcare leadership. The active networking time before lunch was brought to a halt […]

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