October 4, 2018: In The Know

Myant announces textile computing collaboration with Mayo Clinic gBETA Medtech Accelerator – Filling a Critical Gap for Start-Ups Finalists Selected for Minnesota High Tech Association’s 2018 Tekne Awards SPR Therapeutics Awarded $10M From U.S. Department of Defense New Device Makes Early Lung Cancer Detection Possible Q&A: Andy Slavitt and Mark Addicks  Abbott’s next-gen FreeStyle Libre […]

August 16, 2018: In The Know

Mayo Clinic names Farrugia as new CEO     University of Minnesota reports breakthrough in 3-D printing for spinal cord repair     Takeda is banking on a SuperTarget-sized biologic plant in Brooklyn Park     Medtronic launches In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon in Japan   Mayo Clinic again ranked nation’s top hospital Minneapolis Health IT […]

Medical Alley Companies Raise $234 Million in First Half of 2018

Medical Alley companies had a strong start to 2018, buoyed by new investments in biotech. 45 companies raised $234 million in the first half of the year. In addition to positive investment flow, exits continued at a strong pace with multiple acquisitions and one initial public offering (IPO). These exits will recycle capital into the […]

June 14, 2018: In The Know

3M sticks it to non-sticky medical tape LogicStream Health Receives 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Clinical Efficiency Innovation     Medtech companies need to expand their philosophy: Here’s why VivaQuant Technology Shows Promise for Improving Drug Safety Assessment Accuracy Medtronic wins FDA nod for DBS clinician programmer Medibio Broadens Opportunities with Compatibility to Fitbit Wearable […]

Minnesota #1 State for Venture Capital Market Share Growth

Minnesota jumped 13 spots to the 15th best market for venture capital in the United States in 2017 according to a report from Chartio. This happened while states like Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, and Illinois lost market share. California retains the top spot, though its lead is slipping as investors tap into booming startup hubs around […]

April 12, 2018: In the Know

SecurAcath Selected for Fast-Track NHS Use Through New Innovation and Technology Payment Program Ferring acquires innovative biotechnology company and microbiome pioneer Rebiotix Inc. University of Minnesota wins $42 million in federal funds for biomedical research Medtech start-up Global Kinetics scores first BTF investment, kicks off new trial CHF Coloplast Expands its Product Portfolio With New […]

February 15, 2018: In the Know

Rochester Group Reports its $1.5M Startup Loan Program Generated $61M in Follow-On Financing U of M Researcher Lands Innovation Corps Commercialization Grant for ‘Mini-Brain’ Project 41% decrease in back pain at 12 months with Relievant’s Intracept procedure: 4 takeaways HCMC first hospital to use ResQCPR, a lifesaving CPR device Can Minnesota Secure Football’s Future Health? […]

November 30, 2017: In the Know

Genetic Markers in Advanced Prostate Cancer Could Explain Treatment Resistance This Cancer Survivor’s Startup Wants to Take the Danger out of Drug Testing Skyview Ventures Makes Significant Investment in Silk Technologies, Ltd. Takeda moves ahead in Zika race with launch of vaccine trial MGC Diagnostics Corporation Agrees To Be Acquired By Altus Capital Partners Medtronic […]

November 8, 2017: In the Know

New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements closer to human trials Mayo taps Banner Health exec to be next CFO First Phase of America’s Next Life Science Corridor Begins Surmodics Q4 results top sales, earnings estimates Inspire Medical Systems Ranks #2 on Cleveland Clinic’s List of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2018 DiaMedica Therapeutics Announces Publication […]

September 14, 2017: In the Know

Three Prime Opportunities in the Digital Health Market Teva Appoints New Chief Executive After Months of Speculation Fresh Paint, New HQ for StemoniX  Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Enrolls First Patient in TRILUMINATE Tricuspid Repair Trial These pigs are helping researchers find cures for cancer, and could someday grow human organs St. Teresa Medical Announces First […]

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