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Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Industry Intelligence

Start-up Records & Digital Health Revolution in Medical Alley

Annual Report: Investment 2016 Health technology start-ups are booming in Medical Alley, both in numbers of companies securing funding and in the amount being raised. In 2016, 53% of the health technology companies in Medical Alley that secured fundi… Read more

Medical Alley: Hot Market for Health Technology Start-up Investments

While Minnesota’s Medical Alley has always been known for its collection of leading healthcare organizations (Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, UnitedHealth Group, St. Jude Medical, et al), you can add the start-up and digital health boom to the growing list o… Read more

6 Trends Impacting Healthcare and 2017 Predictions

As healthcare leaders lean in to 2017, early indicators show business will be anything but usual. Industry players must contend with an aging population poised to increase dependency on Medicare. Meanwhile, the current political climate and fu… Read more

Medical Alley Sets YTD Investment Record of $335.8M after Q3 Raises of $117M

Medical Alley-based health technology companies in Minnesota raised a record $335.8M YTD after adding $117M in Q3. Since 2009, $2.6B has been raised in Medical Alley. Since 2013, Medical Alley companies have consecutively established new records for… Read more

Health Tech Innovation: Strong Growth, Shifting Sectors Trending

Diagnostic innovation sets growth pace; U.S. loses more ground in device and diagnostics. Medical Alley's Innovation Reports are sponsored by Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner Intellectual property continues to be the lifeblood of he… Read more

Quarterly Report: Innovation Q2 2016

Intellectual property continues to be the lifeblood of health technology firms. The Medical Alley Association’s review of the first half of 2016, as compared to the first half of 2010-2015, demonstrates that invention and patent applications are reac… Read more

Health Tech Patent Grants Up 34% - First Half of 2016

Thank you to Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner for sponsoring our Innovation Report. Read more

Medical Alley’s Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical Secure Key US PMA Approvals

Medical Alley companies are innovation leaders, while OUS companies continue to gain ground in the US market; FDA approval times getting longer again. Figure 1: Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System Cardiology dominated original PM… Read more
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