health care

Everyone has an opinion about the Allina nurses’ strike. For now, the focus is on bringing the situation to an amicable resolution. But the underlying conditions that brought the simmering disagreement to a boil won’t go away — and, in the coming years, they’re actually likely to worsen. Some perspective is in order. Read More

MNPHARM’s Founder and CEO Dave Roeser

Tobacco is widely known to cause cancer — when rolled into a cigarette and smoked. But advances in genetic sequencing has allowed a new Minnesota company to use the plant to generate an anti-cancer vaccine. MNPHARM grows tobacco indoors, and when the plants are mature, they are infected. Read More
The health sector continues to be one of the economy’s largest, fastest-growing and most lucrative industries. Consuming over 10% of gross domestic product in most developed nations, health care represents a robust proportion of the national economy. Read More


The original hand developed by Dr. D. Subbaram Naidu

It looks like a prop from a movie set in the future — a five fingered mechanical hand, driven by sensors.
It’s not science fiction; it’s in development in a Minnesota lab.
But despite the obvious potential for the replacement appendage, its creator remains stymied in his efforts to get the funding to complete his work and bring the prosthetic to the masses.  
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Drive down the nearest commercial strip and just try not to pass a franchised business. (Spoiler alert: you can’t.) Read More

Todd Klingel

“If you’re the president of the Chamber of Commerce and you don’t attend two or three meetings a day, you’re not doing your job,” says Todd Klingel, the longtime CEO and president of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read More

Dana Oliver, senior director of research and development of ENT/NT Surgical Technologies at Medtronic, and author of Mantra Design: Innovate, Buy or Die.

In his 14 years with Medtronic, Dana Oliver helped grow the annual revenues in his division from $100 million to approximately $2 billion.
Now Oliver has compiled his approach to innovation and product development in a book, Mantra Design: Innovate, Buy or Die.
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Minneapolis-based telehealth company Zipnosis just launched a first-of-its-kind “virtual boarding pass” for patients and providers using its branded virtual healthcare platform. Read More
The Gopher Angels, a network of accredited investors in Minneapolis has invested $213,000 in Hennepin Life Sciences (HLS). Read More