MN Startup CoreBiome Touts Microbiome Profiling Using Artificial Intelligence

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Newly Launched CoreBiome Touts Microbiome ‘Profiling’ ServicesBy Don Jacobson, Twin Cities Business

Less than two months after raising $800,000 in a seed financing round, University of Minnesota spinoff CoreBiome Inc. officially announced its launch as a new player in the burgeoning field of microbiome-related research and development.

The firm’s CEO is Dan Knights, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the U’s College of Science and Engineering who has attracted attention as an entrepreneurial innovator. Knights also holds a faculty position with the university’s BioTechnology Institute.”

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Upcoming CodeSwitch Hackathon Seeks Social Impact

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CodeSwitch is happening again in Minnesota on September 23-24 at the historic Union Depot in downtown St Paul.

“CodeSwitch harnesses inclusion, data, and technology, empowering people to solve problems for their own communities in new ways. Creative minds come together at CodeSwitch to create smart, simple, sustainable solutions with positive social impact,” explains Casey Helbling of Software For Good, an event organizer.

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DataBank Is Expanding Eagan Data Center

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Via News Release

“DataBank, Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company and leading provider of business solutions for data center, cloud, interconnectivity, and managed services, announced a 15,000 sqft expansion of data center capacity for their premier Minneapolis/Saint Paul-area facility located in Eagan, MN. The completion of the site’s third data hall, scheduled to open in September, will increase the facility’s overall footprint to over 40,000 sqft of white-floor data center space.”

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Arthur Ventures Leads $4m Round In DataCamp

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Via Xconomy

“Data scientists remain in high demand. But these days, many types of professionals can boost their career prospects if they have at least a basic level of “data literacy,” says Jonathan Cornelissen.

That’s part of the reason why he says his online education company, DataCamp, has been growing over the past couple of years. DataCamp, which recently raised $4 million from investors, offers approximately 80 short training courses that teach data science skills to beginners and help experts sharpen their abilities.”

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Mayo Launches New $1 Billion Epic EMR

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By Jeff Kiger, Rochester Post-Bulletin

“A flip of a switch at 6:13 a.m. on Saturday marked “a huge milestone” in Mayo Clinic’s more than $1 billion project to combine all of its electronic health records into a single upgraded computer system.

The Mayo Clinic Health System sites, including La Crosse, Onalaska, Prairie du Chien and Sparta, shifted to a new system to manage its more than 200,000 patient records. Verona, Wis.-Epic Systems Corp. has the $1 billion contract to make the switch to its health record software.”

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Minnesota’s CyberSecurity Operation Struggles To Keep Up

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By Briana Bierschbach, MinnPost

“On the third floor of an office building in St. Paul, a conference room has been turned into a makeshift command center, with cubicles and computer monitors looking toward a giant pull-down screen.

On a recent Tuesday, the room is dark except for the glow of computer monitors lighting a half dozen faces, all glued to their screens. One of the employees, Dave, who always wears a bowtie on Tuesdays, is sitting by his blue lava lamp and a unopened Obi Wan Kenobi figurine and trying to find any traces of “Petya.”

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