National Institute of Health

Cerovations Receives 2nd NIH Grant Award for Peritoneal Dialysis Innovation

On September 22, 2020 the NIH’s NIDDKD, (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases), announced the award of an STTR grant to Cerovations to fund development of an innovative medical device to reduce the risk of contamination, and subsequent peritonitis, associated with peritoneal dialysis. The project is titled ‘Contamination resistant interconnection for reducing […]

National Institutes of Health Commissions PhysIQ to Develop COVID-19 Digital Biomarker

Early detection of COVID-19 decompensation in patients is complicated by infrequent and non-specific clinical data A first-in-kind tool that collects and analyzes continuous physiologic data could provide early clinical indicators of COVID-19 decompensation Early detection could offer healthcare providers invaluable insight necessary to intervene earlier and reduce poor patient outcomes CHICAGO, IL – September 16, 2020 – The […]

Miromatrix Awarded $1.9 Million NIH Grant to Advance the Development of a Bioengineered Liver

Miromatrix Inc., a Minnesota-based biotechnology company, was awarded a $1,970,000 Direct to Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance the development of a bioengineered transplantable liver to address the chronic shortage of transplantable […]

RxFunction™ Announces Walkasins® Market Launch

Veterans with Peripheral Neuropathy will be a Key Market Eden Prairie (June 12, 2019) – RxFunction, Inc. has announced the market launch of Walkasins®, a wearable lower limb sensory neuroprosthesis that helps improve balance and gait in patients who experience balance problems due to sensory peripheral neuropathy. The announcement comes as the company is exhibiting Walkasins […]

Rare Disease Advisory Council One of Few Standalone Bills Passed by Minnesota Legislature

Minneapolis, MN – On Monday, May 20, 2019, hours before the Minnesota Legislature adjourned the first part of its 91st legislative session, the House and Senate voted unanimously to pass SF 973, establishing the Chloe Barnes Advisory Council on Rare Diseases. The council is named in honor of two-year-old Chloe Barnes who passed away from […]

HighLight Orthopedics Awarded Fast Track NIH SBIR Grant – Up To $1.72 Million – To Complete Development of Innovative Total Knee Replacement Technology

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, February 26, 2019 – HighLight Orthopedics, a Minneapolis medical device developer, announced it has been awarded a Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Institutes of Health.  HighLight will use the funding to complete product and procedural development of its HLO Tissue Tension Sensor technology, a handheld device used […]

Health Care Startup Day Minnesota Highlights Innovative Work in Minnesota

This week, the University of Minnesota and the Medical Alley Association had the privilege of hosting the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for Health Care Startup Day Minnesota. The event took place on University of Minnesota’s campus and drew the largest crowd HHS had seen for one of these events to date. […]

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