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Minneapolis Startup Breathes New Life Into Dated Face Mask Design

Clean air is probably something that most Minnesotans take for granted. But not everyone has that luxury. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.2 million people die each year as a result of exposure to outdoor air pollution – more than Malaria and contaminated drinking water. A group of medical entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities hopes to a new provide a […]

Avatar Welcomes a New Account Director and Farewells U.S. Founder

Please join us in welcoming our new Account Director – Mindy Meherg mindym@avatarbrokers.com Mindy has spent the past eleven years in the commercial insurance industry working as a Property & Casualty Commercial Team Leader at small and national retail brokerages.  Mindy comes to Avatar Brokers from Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC where she was extensively […]

Bio-Techne CEO Chuck Kummeth Wins Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Award in the Heartland

MINNEAPOLIS, July 9, 2019/PRNewswire/ — Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) today announced that its President and CEO, Chuck Kummeth, was recently honored with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Heartland. The EY awards program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and […]

Reprise Biomedical Raises $12.5 Million and Completes Spin-Off From Miromatrix Medical

New Minnesota-based medical device company focuses on biological medical devices manufactured using perfusion decellularization technology. Minneapolis, Minn. (July 1, 2019) – Reprise Biomedical, Inc., a Minnesota-based startup focused on commercializing biological medical devices manufactured using a proprietary perfusion decellularization technology, has successfully completed a $12.5 million private placement and commenced operations as a spin-off from […]

Bio-Techne China Recognized With “Decade of Contribution Award”

 Minneapolis, June 26, 2019/PRNewswire/ — Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) was recently honored with the “Decade of Contribution Award” at the 2019 (10th) International Conference on Cell Therapy conference. This award recognized the commitment of Bio-Techne’s team in China to providing comprehensive support and reliable products and services for the Chinese Biotechnology industry.  The 2019 (10th) […]

Bio-Techne Appoints Rupert Vessey to Board of Directors

 MINNEAPOLIS, June 25, 2019/PRNewswire/ — Bio-Techne Corporation today announced the appointment of Dr. Rupert Vessey to the company’s Board of Directors as an independent director. Dr. Vessey’s appointment brings the total number of Bio-Techne Board members to nine.  Rupert Vessey, MA, BM BCh, FRCP, DPhil is currently the President of Global Research and Early Development […]

Nonin Medical Named a 2019 Top Workplace by Star Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., June 17—Nonin Medical, Inc., a global leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota for 2019 by the Star Tribune. “This recognition is an honor,” said Dave Hemink, chief executive officer, Nonin Medical. “Judging was tough but fair, because the judges were our employees.” The results are […]

Aldevron to Build 14-Acre Gene Therapy Manufacturing Campus

August ground breaking of second GMP manufacturing facility Expands GMP and GMP SourceTM plasmid capacity 10-fold Supports gene editing, gene therapy, and cell therapy applications Includes synthetic production of nucleic acids, vertical integration for clients FARGO, N.D. (June 3, 2019) – Aldevron, a leader in the production of plasmid DNA, proteins, mRNA and antibodies; announced […]

New Headache Care Program Connects Patients to Latest, Advanced Headache Treatments

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – More than four million people in the United States suffer from chronic migraines, experiencing at least 15 migraine days per month. 44 percent of people experiencing severe headaches or migraines are never diagnosed. University of Minnesota Health has launched a new Headache Care program to help Minnesotans gain quick access to specialized […]

Medical Alley Association Lauds State’s Investment in Health Technology and Innovation

Minneapolis, MN – On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Medical Alley Association released the following statement in response to the newly-proposed state budget for FY 2020-2021: “With so much at stake, Medical Alley Association sincerely thanks Governor Tim Walz, Representative Melissa Hortman, Senator Paul Gazelka and all of the legislators who helped support provisions of the […]

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