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Medtronic Nearing $6B Sale Of Medical Supplies Unit, Sources Say

If the deal closes, it would be a roughly $1 billion step up from what the business was expected to sell for.

April 06, 2017

Prevent Biometrics

Prevent Biometrics Seeking $7 Million In Financing

High-tech mouth guard detects possible concussions.

April 05, 2017


Optum Invests $7.5M In Cloud-Based Life Sciences Startup

McKesson and Medidata also took part in the funding round, which was announced last August.

April 05, 2017


Cardiovascular Systems Receives Approval To Sell Its Flagship Device In Japan

Aside from earning Shonin approval for its Diamondback 360 device, the company also closed the sale of its headquarters, entered a loan agreement and had a shareholder lawsuit dismissed.

April 05, 2017


Hennepin Healthier In Latest County Health Ranking

County moves up to 38th place in ranking of 87 Minnesota counties based on health outcomes.

April 05, 2017

Medical Research

Mayo, U Of M Decry Proposed Research Budget Cuts

The two Minn. institutions combined for more than $500M in NIH funding last year.

April 05, 2017

Medical Cannabis

It's Not Easy Being Minnesota Green

The little cannabis industry on the prairie is pioneering a new model for medical marijuana. But its future is up in the air, given its high costs and restricted access.

March 30, 2017


Boston Scientific To Buy Swiss Heart Device Company For $435M

Symetis SA is known for its ACURATE valve systems that are used to treat high-risk patients suffering from a narrowing aorta, also known as aortic stenosis.

March 30, 2017


Feds Take Over Whistleblower Case Against UnitedHealth Group

The insurance giant could face a penalty of more than $1 billion.

March 29, 2017


Inver Grove Heights Chiropractor Indicted On Health Care Fraud Charges

Timothy Guthman allegedly took advantage of a state law that gave reimbursements to medical professionals for providing services to patients who suffered injuries from a car accident.

March 29, 2017

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