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Engineers are studying a variety of designs in the effort to bolster production of the potentially lifesaving devices.
Developments include a five-minute coronavirus test and a device that removes fluids from patients.
The 503 confirmed cases included at least 21 residents of long-term care facilities and another 11 health care workers who worked in those centers.
Laid-off workers include those who do work related to minimally invasive and elective procedures and health care support workers.
The testing backlog is cleared, but some patients are still waiting for results.
Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard to transport personal protective equipment needed by health care workers. The state's number of COVID-19 cases rose by 32 on Sunday to 169 with two new counties added.
The device maker will redeploy staff and increase production to help meet demand.
At least four major health systems in Minnesota already have announced decisions to postpone elective care in various ways.
Mayo Clinic among Minnesota health care providers postponing elective surgeries because of coronavirus
They're the state's largest providers of hospital care.
Test makers will need to ensure that tests work and include disclaimers that the tests aren't definitive.
Health care companies around the world are racing to produce new point-of-care diagnostic systems that can quickly detect the presence of the new coronavirus.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota has jumped to 35. St. Paul declared a state of emergency, closing all libraries and Park and Rec facilities.
A drug developed to treat Ebola is among those being tested by the U Medical School.
Medtronic, other device makers learn of vulnerabilities in Bluetooth communications.
Medical device industry warns shortages could result without alternative for sterilization.
The agency said that a vulnerability could allow unauthorized users to wirelessly crash devices.
Aria has developed a treatment for a deadly form of high blood pressure that often affects middle-aged women.
But sluggish sales of popular devices, coronavirus effect could create headwinds.
$49.9B Covidien deal left some shareholders with tax bills they say were unfair.
Defying expectations was a running theme in her life.
Coronavirus could disrupt its supply chain and lead to revenue declines, it cautions.
The firm's majority owner Glen Taylor denies the allegations in lawsuit.
Medtronic's device goes inside the heart and cuts many sources of complications.
Device invented in Roseville allows replacement of mitral valve without invasive open-chest surgery.
Early-stage health care companies in Minnesota raised more than $1 billion in private funding last year, a record driven by digital-health companies like Minneapolis insurer…
3M, Medtronic and others are adjusting operations as companies across the U.S. get ready to pivot should the outbreak cause longer-term slowdowns.
The device maker isn't commenting on litigation but has defended the safety of its stapling systems in a report filed with regulators.
No significant damage was reported. Operations were halted as employees assessed their own situations and tended to personal needs.
Plants using ethylene oxide to sterilize medical devices face scrutiny, as ETO is now called carcinogenic
The 62-year-old had 17 surgeries over a decade to rid his leg of a stubborn infection that lingered after knee-implant surgery. He had no way of knowing his eventual cure lay in a bacteria-killing virus known as a "phage," found writhing in a sewer treatment plant.
Former Mayo doctor's Bloomington startup helping hospitals with complicated prior authorization process
Verata is using artificial intelligence to speed prior authorization process.
A software problem with the Smiths Medical devices deemed potentially dangerous or lethal.
The proposal follows revelations about vulnerabilities in computer systems at Minnesota Blue Cross.
The FDA-approved single-use device could soon replace those that are reused on patients.
Medtronic said motors in some SynchroMed II models can seize up.
Protecting its 2.8 million users' info is a top priority, the insurer says, and "efforts are ongoing."
For-profit venture, called Avobis Bio, hopes to market promising stem cell therapy for Crohn's disease.
A world traveler, the Minneapolis man died in his beloved Toyota Land Cruiser while trying to avoid another vehicle that hit a deer.
Aim is to replicate clinic's care in Abu Dhabi center.
Medtronic issues warning regarding its MiniMed 600-series devices.
Medtronic's drug-coated device is to keep kidney patients' vessels open.
Vyriad, a company in southeastern Minnesota that is designing viruses to selectively kill cancer cells, has signed a major agreement with the biotech drugmaker Regeneron…
The medical device maker saw growth across all four product groups.
Goal is to move toward value-based care.
Robert Ford played key role in St. Jude merger.
Boston Scientific's Watchman has become a key tool in treating patients with atrial fibrillation
The dental-supplies firm won't have to pay a fine.
Pursuit Vascular, a Maple Grove company whose small venous-access caps can make a big difference in warding off devastating infections, is being acquired by a…
Despite pressure on several fronts, medical device maker Boston Scientific reported quarterly results that were above market expectations on Wednesday, lifting the stock 5%, to…
A push to value-based care may not treat all device categories the same under the proposal.
In 2019, Caitlin Block has paid as much as $552 a month to buy insulin, a drug she needs to stay alive. The 30-year-old Coon…
About 50 at New Hope facility will lose their jobs.
The new accelerator program will help small-tech firms learn how to apply for funding.
About 500 people would receive settlements from the fund for those who say they were harmed by the SynchroMed II: documents.
Device maker's product would assist in surgeries, be on market in 2 years.
Thousands of Minnesotans received the messages saying the e-mail address used to contact them had changed, but Allina is assuring patients that nothing was changed and no data were breached.
He became dedicated later in life to a little-known rosary called the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows.
SubioMed's device uses a mechanism that makes it easier to walk in a cast or a brace, and reduce lingering pain.
$55 million plan is to turn the property into a research site for children's brain health.
Manufacturers seek answers to growth decline of promising alternative to addictive drugs.
A new class of structural heart devices is undergoing testing by Abbott Northwestern patients.
Geoff Martha needs to improve shareholder returns and grow revenue in a tough market.
Executive Vice President Geoff Martha, who led the Covidien acquisition, will succeed him.
The market has been fundamentally changed by the rise of lice that are resistant to the common over-the-counter treatments.
Blue Cross is the latest insurer in Minnesota to change insulin coverage for next year.
Device maker touts a product pipeline that includes a dual-chamber tiny pacemaker.
Jobs will be added in Minnesota to manage treatments, devices acquired in the deal for BTG.
CardioMech AS is building its team in Minnesota and plans a funding round soon for its mitral-valve repair system.
The Minneapolis-based health plan's move comes on heels of similar Medica benefit.
Carolyn Pare has led the not-for-profit health care group for 20 years.
An Ohio medical center reported a "significant" number of false positives with a Medtronic device and is working with the company on solutions.
Stents and balloons coated with the drug can remain on the market for PAD.
The insurer said it will absorb the cost of spending caps for as many as 6,500 members.
Judged tossed 5,000 cases alleging body warmers caused post-surgical infections.
Judge said plaintiffs failed to prove that the warming device caused patient infections.