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In the Know: Healthcare News for June 22, 2020

U.S. News and World Report Names Mayo Nation’s Top Hospital Medtronic gets $337 million from Blackstone for diabetes devices Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 iCGM FDA cleared for use in adults and children At the Edge of Possible Cardiovascular Systems’ offering nabs $143.7m Mayo Clinic, NASA team up to test AI algorithm on colorectal cancer Boston […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for June 15, 2020

Mayo Tops Newsweek’s 2020 Best Hospitals List Nuvaira Announces FDA Breakthrough Designation for AIRFLOW-3 Pivotal Trial Device HistoSonics Announces $40 Million Financing Be The Match® Appoints Amy Ronneberg as Chief Executive Officer Medtronic lands CE Mark for MiniMed 780G insulin pump Our Actions to Confront Racism and Advance Social Justice Listening, understanding, acting Capsule, a […]

Starkey’s Chief Health Officer Co-Authors Study on COVID-19

Dr. Archelle Georgiou’s findings published in prestigious JAMA Eden Prairie, Minnesota (June 8, 2020) – The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a peer-reviewed medical journal, has published new research from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management that shows an association between the implementation of statewide stay-at-home orders and a reduction in […]

A Handheld Device to Quickly Detect COVID-19

Via University of Minnesota “The MagiCoil starts with a tube containing tiny, magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles suspended in fluid. The nanoparticles have been coated with molecules of, for example, antibodies that recognize and stick to pieces of protein unique to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” “The test involves adding a sample of blood or respiratory material, along […]

Open-Source Release Allows Coventor to Be Produced Worldwide

Via University of Minnesota “The Coventor is one example of how universities across the country are applying their research and expertise to fight the pandemic.” “During this time, University technology transfer offices act as the bridge for new technologies to reach those who can quickly put them to work. The University of Minnesota is among […]

Osterholm Update: COVID-19

Via University of Minnesota In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the concept of smart testing, the risk of transmission outdoors, reports of children developing an inflammatory condition following infection with COVID-19, and the CDC’s role in this pandemic. Listen to the latest episode of Dr. Michael Osterholm’s podcast or read the […]

Research Brief: A new approach to averting inflammation caused by COVID-19

Via University of Minnesota “’We are now recognizing the importance of controlling this robust inflammatory response in COVID-19 infection in order to reduce associated organ damage and mortality,’ said Gilligan, a student at the Medical School. ‘Finding new ways to dampen the body’s inflammatory response to COVID-19 will likely be as important as finding effective […]

For The Record with Jackie Mejia, Director, gBETA Medtech

Jackie came to gener8tor after working for several years as a research scientist and lab manager. Her research focused on developing novel technologies to solve environmental challenges and protect public health. During this time, Jackie learned to balance multiple projects, work with various collaborators, become a successful mentor, and communicate her scientific results effectively to […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for May 18, 2020

Medtronic receives US FDA approval for Cobalt and Crome implantable ICDs Boston Scientific prices $1.7b offering Minnesota Blues CEO Craig Samitt on COVID-19, 2021 Rates Increases, Telehealth, Medicare for all, and WFH Smiths Medical Acquires the Business of Access Scientific, LLC, Expanding Vascular Access Offering Minnesota Masons give $35 million to the University of Minnesota […]

Q&A with Dr. Michael Osterholm: ‘We’re just in the second inning of a nine-inning game’

Via USA Today Q. The United States has 4% of the world’s population but has 28% of the recorded deaths from the coronavirus. Why is that? A. Any number like that is artificial at best. If you had to add it up globally, we still play a very prominent role in the number of deaths that have occurred. […]

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