Commercially Promising Stem Cell Research Projects Land State Funding
Commercially Promising Stem Cell Research Projects Land State Funding

Neurodegenerative and liver disease are among the targets of Regenerative Medicine Minnesota.

Despite Potential Job Shifts, Medtronic Says It’s on Track for MN Employment Pledge
Despite Potential Job Shifts, Medtronic Says It’s on Track for MN Employment Pledge

A spokesperson said that Medtronic didn’t yet know the total number of employees that would be impacted by their new restructuring plan, but that the company is still on track to make good on their pledge to create 1,000 jobs in the state since moving their HQ to Ireland in 2015.

Medtronic Says New Business Plan will Save Billions, Shift Jobs, but Offers Few Details
Medtronic Says New Business Plan will Save Billions, Shift Jobs, but Offers Few Details

Overall, the company expects to save the $3 billion by the end of its 2022 fiscal year.

Familiar with Telemedicine? Mayo Clinic is Taking Next Step with New Robotic ‘Telestenting’ Procedure
Familiar with Telemedicine? Mayo Clinic is Taking Next Step with New Robotic ‘Telestenting’ Procedure

A preclinical study between Mayo and collaborator Corindus Vascular Robotics will test a remote-controlled ‘telestenting’ system in face of likely cardiologist shortfall.

Metavention Completes $65M Funding Round, Hires New CEO

Todd Berg, who led local medical device company Torax Medical to a sale last year, is taking over as CEO of Metavention.

Local Spinal Implant Maker Zyga Technology Sold to RTI Surgical
Local Spinal Implant Maker Zyga Technology Sold to RTI Surgical

Zyga’s flagship product is used to treat chronic pain within the lower spine.

Pops! Diabetes Care Raises $2M as it Scales Up for Product Launch
Pops! Diabetes Care Raises $2M as it Scales Up for Product Launch

The medical device company expects to get FDA approval for its flagship product this year.

U of M Researchers Share Credit in Boston Scientific’s FDA Win on Brain Stimulation
U of M Researchers Share Credit in Boston Scientific’s FDA Win on Brain Stimulation

University professor Jerrold Vitek and the MnDRIVE program were key in approval for Parkinson’s treatment.

Mayo Clinic, Medibio Set First Clinical Trial Using Depression Diagnosis Technology
Mayo Clinic, Medibio Set First Clinical Trial Using Depression Diagnosis Technology

An Aussie firm with a Twin Cities headquarters is using circadian waves to identify depression types.