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At 2019 MTS Medical Alley Innovation Summit, Fearless Startups Pitch Best-in-Class Solutions

The third year of the MedTech Strategist Medical Alley Innovation Summit proved to be its most captivating yet. The conference once again featured an international class of startups looking to solve healthcare problems ranging from the need to keep patients warm during surgery to AI-enabled robotic surgery, as well as a crowd of investors looking […]

University of Minnesota launches record 19 startup companies based on researchers’ discoveries in FY ’19

The University of Minnesota announced today that it launched a record 19 startup companies over the past year based on discoveries and inventions by its researchers. The Venture Center, part of U of M Technology Commercialization, forms new companies to bring cutting-edge research beyond the lab and into the marketplace. The new startups, 11 of […]

Despite a Cold M&A Market in Minnesota, Deal Activity in Healthcare Remains Hot

2019 has not been a banner year for Minnesota’s M&A market. After a half-decade of record-setting activity, the local M&A scene has cooled significantly, with the lowest reported deal volume and dollar values since 2013. According to Pitchbook data, total deal count for Minnesota companies for the first half of 2019 was 35% lower than over […]

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 […]

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 […]

Up & Running with Brian Brockway, President and CEO of VivaQuant

Brian Brockway is the founder of Data Sciences Intl. (DSI), the leading provider of wireless implantable sensors and systems for preclinical testing of new drugs and biomedical research. He bootstrapped DSI with SBIR grants into a highly profitable business with over $40 million in revenue where he developed domestic and international direct sales and distribution […]

Bio-Techne To Acquire B-MoGen Biotechnologies Inc.

Minneapolis/June 4, 2019/PRNewswire/ — Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) announced today it has reached agreement to acquire all of the stock of B-MoGen Biotechnologies Inc. The transaction has been completed and is being financed through available cash on hand. “We are very pleased to include the B-MoGen technology in Bio-Techne’s expanding portfolio of products that serve […]

Up & Running with Dr. Andres Acosta, Founder and Ross Higgins, COO of Phenomix Sciences

Andres J. Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., focuses his research on gastrointestinal physiology to understand the complexity of food intake regulation and obesity. Obesity is a primary cause of type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. Acosta’s laboratory utilizes a combination of genetics, physiology, pharmacology, proteomics, metabolomics, and gastrointestinal and brain imaging to […]

Medical Alley Association Announces Additional Resource for Startups with Google Cloud for Startups Credit

Medical Alley Association is excited to announce another set of resources available to our startup members through our partnership with Google Cloud for Startups, a program that connects startup and early-stage companies with the resources they need to build and grow their business. What is Google Cloud for Startups? The Google Cloud for Startups program […]

2019 Q1 Investment Report

Healthcare’s Move from Volume to Value Fuels Startup Investment As industry leaders work to redefine value in healthcare, payers and providers are offering access to the once-impenetrable healthcare marketplace for new technologies. As large healthcare systems and payers expand their own investment portfolios, they are becoming familiar with the value that startups can drive and […]

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