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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 […]

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

Relievant Announces Level l INTRACEPT Study Stopped Early for Superiority Healthcare Update Forum 2019: Minnesota Needs to Lead Industry Change C Diff Foundation Recognizes Rebiotix CEO with 2019 ‘Above and Beyond’ Award Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of New Sensing Lead Chemicals maker Entegris to buy Versum in $4 billion microchip bet HabitAware […]

In the Know: Medical Alley News, January 28, 2019

Techstars New Health Care Partner: Announcing UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars Six MAA Members Named to Fortune’s List of Most Admired Companies Medtronic to Acquire EPIX Therapeutics, Expanding Its Cardiac Ablation Portfolio Ferring, Rebiotix and Karolinska Institutet extend collaboration to research next generation of microbiome treatments Boston Scientific launches primary cell and deep brain stimulation […]

Medical Alley Powering the Evolution of Healthcare with More Than $2.8 Billion Invested and $2 Billion in Exits

Medical Alley companies have raised more than $2.8 billion over the past 5 years, furthering the region’s reputation as the global epicenter of health innovation and care. For the second year in a row, Medical Alley’s diverse healthcare ecosystem raised more than $700 million across the sectors of medical device, digital health, biotechnology and new […]

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 […]

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