In the Know — April 22, 2019

Startup SilkTech Biopharmaceuticals raises $6M to turn silkworm cocoons into eyedrops Magic Mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy BI and Lilly’s diabetes drug Jardiance reverses heart failure in animal models How a New Device is Improving the Lives of People With Spinal-cord Injuries The Future of Wearable Tech Is Called […]

In the Know: April 15, 2019

Elucent Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Innovation for Breast Tumor Removal Procedures Medtronic, BCBS Minnesota ink value-based diabetes deal Zipnosis Launches Customizable Offering Aimed at Accelerating Personalized Virtual Care Nuvaira, Evolve Additive Solutions, StemoniX lead Q1 VC deals in Minnesota Minnesota lawmaker proposes Rare Disease Advisory Council New technology to empower Parkinson’s patients University of […]

In the Know: April 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic finds 3 factors in care plan extend life for advanced pancreatic cancer patients RxFunction Seeking $12 Million in New Financing New app Yonder, developed at U, takes a bite out of kids’ dental anxieties UHC Named Minnesota’s Most Valuable Brand Ecolab Inc. joins Business Coalition for the Equality Act in support of LGBTQ […]

Up & Running with Angie Conley, CEO of AbiliTech

Angie Conley is Founder and CEO of AbiliTech Medical. AbiliTech is developing a prosthosis to help patients with muscle weakness or injury to use their arms so they may live independently. Their first device will launch in 2020 and clinical studies will begin at the University of Minnesota and Gillette Children’s hospital. In 2016, AbiliTech […]

In The Know: April 1, 2019

Abbott Announces CE Mark for Alinity™ m Diagnostics System and Assays, the Latest in Molecular Technology, to Help Deliver Critical Test Results and Benefits to Patients Research Brief: Developing a blood test to screen for ovarian cancer Removal of ‘zombie cells’ alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice Flywheel, a part of Invenshure incubator, closes […]

In the Know — March 25, 2019

Smiths Medical to spin off from parent Smiths Group Fairview CEO James Hereford talks medicine, merger with HealthEast Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases Danger Abounds When Meds and Your Genes Don’t Mix Antibacterial Envelope Cuts Heart Device Infections Rare surgery at U of M hospital saves diabetic girl Private Investment […]

In the Know — March 18, 2019

Forging a new path for health care Immigration to US Westernizes Asian guts Lancaster-based Smart Health Innovation Lab’s 3rd client, OneOme, has Mayo Clinic ties FDA approves new indication for valve repair device to treat certain heart failure patients with mitral regurgitation Boston Scientific wins CE Mark for Watchman FLX anti-stroke implant POPS! Diabetes Care […]

UMN’s BioTechnology Institute and Takeda Pharmaceutical Announce Training Partnership Focused on Biopharma

The University of Minnesota’s BioTechnology Institute (BTI), in conjunction with the College of Biological Sciences (CBS), and Tokyo-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., through its subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals, have entered into an advanced workforce training partnership. They recently received a grant awarded by the State of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) Board to kick start their training efforts.  Over the next […]

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: Medical Alley News for February 25, 2019

Medtronic launches ‘brain pacemaker’ implant for reducing epileptic seizures Walz Budget Plan Includes Restoration of Angel Tax Credit Program Abbott Introduces the World’s Most Sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Test, Determine™ HBsAg 2, to Accelerate Hepatitis B Care U of M’s ‘Dexalytics’ system will be used by NFL teams at next week’s scouting combine St. Thomas and […]

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