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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.

Sector Landscape: Research Tools 2015

Executive Summary

The Research Tools sector in Minnesota is composed of 27 companies distributed among the following fields, with the largest proportion in the cell biology space. 
  • Cell Biology (13)
  • Instrumentation (4)
  • Materials / Chemistry (3)
  • Supporting (7)
The sector is bolstered by the success of R&D Systems, a mature Minneapolis-based research tools company that started in the 1970s. However there are a number of emerging, innovative companies that started in the 2000s. The University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and the technical workforce generated by the existing medical device and engineering industries provide an excellent talent pool of potential employees and development partners. Lastly, incubators that provide affordable wet lab and office space, as well as tax credits for R&D and angel investors, promote growth and investment in this burgeoning industry.
 
For a deeper analysis of Minnesota's companies, technical expertise, infrastructure and supporting public and private resources, read and/or download the full report below.

Sector Landscapes Covers Research Tools Cover