In The Know: Healthcare News From Medical Alley, Feb. 18. 2019

Nuvaira Announces a $79 Million Financing Round to Pursue Groundbreaking Treatment of COPD Mayo Clinic researchers develop more efficient system to reprogram stem cells The Tech 20: Innovations That Should Be On Your Radar Memphis preemie receives world’s first commercially-approved, pea-sized heart device Medtronic and Medical University of South Carolina Team Up to Improve Outcomes […]

In The Know: Minnesota’s Healthcare News for November 29, 2018

Boston Scientific Announces Recommended Offer to Acquire BTG plc.   HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan Announces DSIIS Participants and First Meeting Date   Medtronic to Acquire Nutrino Health   Biotech company DiaMedica sets IPO terms to rake in up to $20M   Confirm Rx: PopSci’s ‘Best of 2018’   Bracelets That Help Kick Bad Habits ANI […]

In The Know: Key Healthcare News for November 15, 2018

Mayo Clinic Ventures — seeds of entrepreneurship   Minnesota’s medtech industry raised $90M in Q3 2018   Solving sleep apnea with new procedure   Admedus reports $6.3 million revenues amid $12.7 million Star Bright backing   NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corporation Announces Appointments to Artificial Intelligence Advisory Board   Four biotech startups to watch in Rochester […]

Q3 Investment Report: Medical Alley’s Ecosystem Benefits from Growth in both Device and Digital Health

The year may be racing for the finish line, but Medical Alley early- and growth-stage companies won’t be eager to see it end. The first half of the year put 2018 close to the pace set by the record-breaking 2017 and the third quarter didn’t break stride. Companies based in Medical Alley raised $176,089,457 in […]

In The Know: Top Healthcare News For October 18, 2018

Pops! Diabetes Makes Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s Most Fundable Companies List     Where medtech is putting its money this November   On the sidelines of Startup Week: ‘Fly-ins’ get a $300 offer to check out the job scene   Boston Scientific touts 3-year Solyx stress urinary incontinence mesh trial data   Twin Cities Startup […]

October 11, 2018: In The Know

HabitAware, maker of bracelet that minds annoying habits, wins the Minnesota Cup University of Minnesota Medical School Researchers Have Discovered How to Slow Aging Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services Announce “Strive” Product Portfolio for 2019 Teleflex Acquires Essential Medical Mayo complex is early test of Rochester’s big plans How […]

August 23, 2018: In The Know

SPR Therapeutics’ new PNS system wins FDA nod     Medtronic testing defibrillator that uses wires outside the heart, veins Mayo Clinic adding $11M birth center in Austin     Gene-editing firm Recombinetics raises $34M     Urotronic Closes $20M Series B Round of Financing     A New Spin on Centrifugal Technology     […]

May 30, 2018: In The Know

Boston Scientific launches the HeartLogic heart failure diagnostic in Europe Mayo Clinic Tops YouGov’s Brand Reputation Index Imricor raises $2m Teleflex to acquire QT Vascular assets, takes option on Chocolate Heart DCB Ragan Communications and PR Daily Name Bellmont Partners Health Care Public Relations Agency of the Year U of M Med School Launches New […]

Four Key Trends Driving Increased Investment in Medical Alley

Investment in Medical Alley has doubled over the last five years, reaching more than $700 million in 2017. The state’s share of total venture capital investment increased from 28th in 2016 to 15th in 2017. What is driving this increase? Here are four trends that help explain the increase: 1) Healthcare is a Multifaceted Problem, […]

April 6, 2018: Capitol News

Recap of the 2018 Legislative Session (so far) The Minnesota legislature is on ‘spring break’ this week following two intense weeks of committee hearings. Last Thursday (March 29) was the second committee deadline – so unless a bill has made it through all necessary committees, it will meet one of three fates: dead for the […]

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