med-tech

The announcement of an expansion of a west metro biomedical firm represents yet another development in cementing Plymouth’s status as a high tech medical hotbed. Read More

Jon Pearce, CEO, Zipnosis

Find out how virtual care is available on your smart phone and why investors favor this Minneapolis-based company. Cyndy Brucato of Greater MSP Business recently talked with Zipnosis CEO Jon Pearce about how their product works, how they changed their strategy to become successful, and what they plan to do next. Read More
Golden Valley-based LifeScience Alley, a health tech trade association, is rebranding as the Medical Alley Association. Read More


According to Indeed, the average systems engineer earns about $92,000 per year, with senior positions pulling in $10,000 to $20,000 more. According to Glassdoor, the average primary care physician in the Twin Cities market earns about $165,000 per year. Read More

From left, MDI students Erik Davis, Trong Dong, Bob Janisch, Maria Ghaderinejad and Kenneth Karanja.

Last October, Minnesota Business shared a story about the Medical Device Innovation (MDI) program offered through the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute at the College of Science & Engineering (read that story here). Read More

Bob Assell, Fortus Medical

Serial entrepreneur and engineer Bob Assell is optimistic about future growth in the spinal device industry, even if it seems to be in the doldrums. “I think there were too many of them, with too much redundancy in their products,” says Assell, who has launched two spinal device startups, and worked in two others. Read More

Dr. Richard Lindstrom (left) and Dr. David Hardten (right)

A solution for those suffering from nearsightedness will be introduced to Minnesota on July 1st and 17th from the Minnesota Eye Consultants. Dr. Richard Lindstrom and Dr. David Hardten will perform the first surgeries in the region using an implanted cornea inlay, the recently FDA-approved KAMRA™. Read More
The world of medical devices is a confusing one, and China’s FDA has changed the game by introducing new legislation imposing different regulations on that industry. Read More
From April 13-16, the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) hosts the 14th annual Design of Medical Devices Conference, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Read More