Devices On The Edge
Minnesota became a hotspot for medical innovation in the latter half of the 19th century, when such world-class research institutions as the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and the University of Minnesota medical school in Minneapolis, were established. The state’s health care infrastructure has matured since then; it now supports both fledgling and established medical device and life science companies. There’s also a highly educated and specialized work force here, thanks in part to a long history of an availability of preeminent health care.
Although cardiac therapies continue to occupy a large part of the Minnesota health care market and garner much of the media attention, a variety of products and innovations have put Minnesota on the map, including spine, diabetes, pain management, urinary, and wound care products.