As if the medical device industry wasn’t complicated enough already, there’s a whole world of rules and regulations to be dealt with, considered, and accounted for. Read More

The FlexForm Custom Seating System from Tamarack Habilitation Technologies

Tamarack Habilitation Technologies in Blaine — about 15 miles north of the Twin Cities — is celebrating its 25th year of making orthotic-prosthetic componentry and materials this year. But the company only came about because founder Marty Carlson had a change of heart as a young man. Read More
Express Diagnostics, a maker of drug and alcohol testing devices based in Blue Earth, Minnesota, announced Wednesday that it's received a European patent for its latest product, the DrugCheck SalivaScan. Read More

Lee Jones, CEO of Rebiotix


The Biotechnology Industry Organization is once again hosting the 17th annual Bio CEO & Investor Conference on February 9 and 10 at The Waldorf Astoria in New York. Read More
Erik Davis and his colleagues have an intriguing med-tech innovation. Davis is co-inventor, co-founder, and vice president of technology at Birch Narrows Development, a startup in Stillwater, Minn. Their invention? An all-in-one unit for blood glucose monitoring that’s about the size of a credit card. Read More
Hordes of tech enthusiasts aren’t the only people interested in the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iWatch. Leaders at Minneapolis-based MentorMate are also excited. Read More

Lee Jones, CEO of Rebiotix

After raising $25 million in its second round of financing, Roseville-based Rebiotix is one step closer to commercializing its lead product: RBX2660. Read More
From April 7-10, the U of M will host one of the largest medical device conferences in the world. Read More
In Australia, an estimated 1.5 million pre-employment drug screenings are performed annually across a population of 23 million. That’s according to Gavin Holland, director of Royal Medical Supplies, which sells screening equipment and is based in a Sydney suburb. A connection between his company and Minnesota might seem unlikely. Read More