MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The Minnesota Vikings highlighted some of their state’s most prominent features in order to win over the Super Bowl selection committee, including some of the North Star State’s most prominent medical device makers.
The ad lingers briefly on several of Minnesota’s biggest companies, such as Target and General Mills, but also pays homage to the state’s significant medtech presence, showcasing Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), 3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) and knee brace maker OrthoCor.
NFL owners voted this month to take 2018’s Super Bowl LII to the Minnesota’s new $1 billion Vikings stadium, which opens in 2016.
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