Minnesota Tech & Science
American Diabetes Association® Releases "Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S." Report at Annual Call to Congress Event Urging Legislators to Make Diabetes a National Priority
23 03 2018
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 -- Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its new "Economics of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017" (Economic Costs of Diabetes) report, detailing the fiscal impact of diabetes on American citizens individually and on the nation as a whole. Diabetes is now the most costly chronic illness in the country, with diagnosed diabetes expenses in the U.S. totaling $327 billion in 2017. The data indicate one of every four health care dollars is incurred by someone with diagnosed diabetes, and one of every seven health care dollars is spent directly treating diabetes and its complications. The Economic Costs of Diabetes report's release kicked off the ADA's annual Call to Congress advocacy event, with including more than 150 diabetes advocates, researcher and professional football players who held 179 meetings with members of Congress and staff urging them to make diabetes a national priority.
ADA's Chief Scientific, Medical and Mission...
Midwest Healthcare Companies Raise a Record Breaking $2.5 Billion in 2017
22 03 2018
CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Midwest healthcare companies attracted $2.5 billion in new equity investments in 2017, according to the BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report. For the first time in history, the Healthcare Software and Services sector took the lead with $1.2 billion, or 47 percent.
“Midwest healthcare companies continue to perform at recording breaking levels,” said Aram Nerpouni, president and CEO of BioEnterprise. “The investment total is the largest to date: a 38 percent increase over 2016. A few large healthcare IT and software services investments put the Healthcare Software and Services sector well above the Biotech and Device sectors.”
Outcome Health, a Chicago health IT and software services company reported a $500 million deal – the largest fundraise in the Midwest and the largest single raise in the report’s history;
Minneapolis had the second largest raise, $160 million by Bright Health;
Cincinnati-based PatientPoint secured a $140...
Get a Glimpse of the Construction Industry’s Most Sought After Equipment at New Iron Expo April 3-5
21 03 2018
“All the Technical advances in construction equipment will all be on display ..”
ST. PAUL, Minnesota March 21, 2018
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 announced today the addition of more vendors for its’ New Iron Expo on April 3, 4 & 5th in Hinckley, MN. This event will be the largest of its kind to be held in North America and possibly the world. The event will feature a long list of more than 100 vendor brands, training opportunities and dynamic hands-on experiences on the 400-acre property of the Local 49 Training Center.
Local 49 Business Manager Glen Johnson said that the goals of this event range from showing a wide-eyed child the capabilities of a large piece of construction equipment to showing a contractor the benefits of working with union trained workers.
“The equipment scheduled to be on display is some of the newest and most innovative stuff around,” said Johnson. “There might not be another place on the planet where these many...
OATI Expert Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Engineering
20 03 2018
MINNEAPOLIS March 20, 2018
OATI is proud to announce Senior Project Manager Dr. Gabriel Ejebe was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his contributions to electric power system static and dynamic security assessments. This honor is one of the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive.
Dr. Ejebe was elected via a thorough and rigorous election process, which includes a search, nomination, three supporting references, peer committee reviews, and a vote, with each step involving NAE members. Membership to the NAE honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of engineering in one or both of the following ways. The first includes "research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature." The second way includes “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing...
Tennant Company Launches New Family of Industrial-Strength Walk-Behind Scrubbers
20 03 2018
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) today announced the unveiling of its newest family of automatic scrubbers: the Tennant T600, T600e, and T600 EE. Each is designed with the latest in cleaning technology and innovation to deliver consistent, high-quality performance while working even harder to meet the needs of today’s facility managers.
This product line is the latest in an impressive history of Tennant scrubbers that have earned the company a reputation for reliability, performance and cutting-edge technology. “Our latest in a long line of innovative walk-behind scrubbers delivers the consistent results, reliable operation and quality assurance our customers need and have come to expect from Tennant,” says David Strohsack, Vice President of Global Marketing for Tennant Company. “Coupled with an innovative suite of technologies and productivity-boosting features to drive cleaning performance and efficiency, we believe these new industrial-strength scrubbers...
Live.Give.Save., Woman-Owned Startup in Rural Minnesota, Selected to Participate in Nation's Leading Fintech Accelerator
19 03 2018
We selected Live.Give.Save. because of its unique business model, its mission to create greater good through mobile technology, and its ability to generate value for all parties.
RED WING, Minn. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. March 19, 2018
Live.Give.Save., a women-owned fintech startup headquartered in Red Wing, Minnesota, has been selected as one of only ten startups – from nearly 150 applications from 18 countries and 20 states – to participate in the Queen City Fintech Spring Cohort in Charlotte, NC. The twelve-week accelerator program begins work with Class 8 on March 26, concluding with Demo Day June 13. (See Queen City Fintech news release.)
Queen City Fintech is a year-long accelerator program. The first twelve weeks take place on-site in Charlotte and are designed to mature post-revenue startups through intense mentorship from leading banking executives, business development professionals, venture capitalists and attorneys, among others in the city’s robust business community....
OATI Satisfies Stringent NIST 800-53 Requirements
19 03 2018
Minneapolis, MN March 19, 2018
Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) has successfully completed its National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53 (NIST 800-53) examination, upholding its integrity and security of housed data.
NIST 800-53 sets forth recommended security controls for federal information systems and organizations. As a hosting provider for federal information systems, OATI underwent a full examination in 2017. The examination, conducted by Schellman & Company, LLC (SCLLC), formerly Brightline, inspected OATI Data Center operations against the NIST 800-53 standards. After a thorough examination, conducted in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, OATI was found in compliance with all Low baseline controls and some Moderate baseline controls across all OATI operations.
NIST develops and issues standards to support the implementation of the Federal Information...
8th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference Announces Speakers, Releases Agenda
19 03 2018
Traumatic Brain Injury conference brings together leading researchers & clinicians from industry, academia, military & government to present ground-breaking research related to traumatic brain injury
The science surrounding brain injury treatment and recovery is advancing at such a rapid pace that this forum for collaboration is rich with opportunity to identify efficiencies and solutions that improve outcomes for brain injury survivors.
MINNEAPOLIS March 19, 2018
Arrowhead Publishers has released the agenda for the 8th annual Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Conference, announcing more than 25 expert speakers and 30 presentations and panel sessions, addressing several areas of focus surrounding emerging neuroscience, TBI treatment, and novel approaches under exploration.
Focus areas will include:
TBI Clinical Trials
Neurodegeneration and TBI
Point of Care Diagnostics
One Spot Launches Customer-Driven Software For Property and Facility Management Teams
16 03 2018
MINNEAPOLIS – One Spot is a new-to-market property management platform designed to streamline tasks and improve efficiency for property and facility management teams. The platform, designed by Twin Cities-based co-founders Rich Byrne and Steve Bartz, fills an important market gap in the property management technology space. The One Spot management team identified the opportunity to fill the needs of commercial teams based on decades of experience in the field across a wide portfolio of properties, and through extensive user research in the past 24 months.
“Every single day across the globe, property and facility management teams face the challenge of completing their work on time, on budget and with 100 percent accuracy,” One Spot CEO Keith Pelatowski explains. “Managing a portfolio of properties, particularly across a wide geography, can be time-consuming and inefficient. Our technology will bring property management teams together, in collaboration, and allow property owners...
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