Minnesota has long been one of the nation’s top three medtech hubs and a good place for startups to get their footing. For 17 years, the MN Cup contest has offered cash prizes and the opportunity for medtech (and other) startups to tap into expert help to accelerate their businesses. MN Cup is a community-led, public-private partnership that […]
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is planning a fourth building at its Maple, Grove, Minn. campus to support expanded nitinol stent manufacturing. The Maple Grove Planning Commission is scheduled to review project plans tonight for the roughly 76,000 ft2 building. “Subject to city approval, we hope to begin construction on a new building on our Maple Grove […]
California, Minnesota and Massachusetts dominate the U.S. medical device industry. But many other states also play a significant role in medtech. From industry employment to venture capital investment to number of major headquarters, read on and discover how the medical device industry’s top states compare. Next>> This story originally ran Feb. 6, 2019. Updated Feb. […]
Two Minnesota-based medical device industry suppliers – Windings and New Plastics Plus – are expanding and adding jobs, the state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development recently announced. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is doing everything from sharing more data to cultivating entrepreneurial talent and engaging in partnerships in order to support medical device innovators, the department’s CTO Ed Simcox told than 100 industry insiders in the Twin Cities today. A major goal at HHS is to build an innovation-focused […]
A new website is providing more details — including a new anchor tenant —for One Discovery Square, the roughly 90,000-square-foot biotech research, collaboration and innovation space under construction near Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Slated to open in April 2019, the four-story building is meant to be the first step in the creation of an innovation […]
Minnesota has the institutions and the talent to transform healthcare in the U.S. The question is whether the money will follow. RxFunction makes wearable devices called “Walkasins” that help people with chronic health conditions prevent falls that can lead to serious injury. It took eight painstaking years, though, before the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based startup secured […]
Medical device manufacturers are spending tens of millions of dollars on Minnesota plant expansions, but another heartening sign that the major device hub around the Minneapolis-St. Paul remains robust. LISI Medical Remmele—a maker of minimally invasive surgical devices, spinal implants, and drug infusion, urologic and vascular components—plans to nearly double the size of its Big Lake, […]