Pre-Revenue HealthTech Startup POPS Gains FDA Clearance For Diabetes Product

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“Minneapolis, MN., December 4th, 2018—POPS! Diabetes Care is announcing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of their POPS!® one Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The system is designed to enable people with diabetes to successfully control their condition without their condition controlling them.”

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Mayo Partners With California Startup Eko On Machine Learning Stethoscope System

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“As you read these words, your heart’s left ventricle is pumping out as much blood as it can. Hopefully it’s enough.

If your heart is working normally, its left ventricle is pushing out 55 to 70 percent of its total blood volume with each beat. If this “ejection fraction” falls below 40 percent, you may have at least mild heart failure and may feel winded walking up stairs. But cardiologists have long sought a quick and inexpensive way to detect people whose heart is performing between those ranges and can be treated before their condition worsens.”

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Q&A With Duluth’s Biggest Startup: GeaCom

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Hardware meets software in Duluth where founder and CEO Mat Johnson leads GeaCom — makers of Phrazer and Kitsune.

After an immersive stretch of R&D, Johnson came up for air to share the latest around the biggest tech startup in the area:

What is GeaCom’s value proposition?

We’re pioneering a method in healthcare which personalizes the patient’s experience and solutions for providers that improve performance.

There’s a lot of waiting in healthcare, staging, and limited access to resources.  Consider that the majority of the time a patient is within their healthcare system, they are alone. So we give patients an extremely personalized guide using Phrazer Spirit and new Kitsune headset products.

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75F Joins Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

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“DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has selected the fourth round of clean-tech and energy efficiency startup companies to join the program.

The five startups join 20 other early-stage companies that have received support to address energy challenges in commercial buildings, which currently account for more than 40 percent of energy usage in the U.S.”

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Q&A With Prevent Biometrics CEO Steve Washburn

Prevent Biometrics is one of Minnesota’s most ambitious (and well funded) sportstech startups out there.

Led by industry veteran Steve Washburn, the company is based on intellectual property sourced from the Cleveland Clinic to measure head impacts — a major concern right now for just about every contact sport there is.

Last week, the company made a key acquisition with X2 Biosystems patent portfilio tied to a wearable product; this brings us to an interview with Washburn on all things Prevent:

When, why and how did Prevent Biometrics start?

I was the CEO at Shock Doctor from 1994 – 2009 during which I learned a lot about mouth guards and grew the company to a market dominant position before selling to private equity (twice, actually).

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Arvig Announces 200 Mile Fiber Extension North Of Twin Cities

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“PERHAM, Minn., Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arvig, a Minnesota-based broadband service provider, is extending its fiber network from Forest Lake to Duluth and the Involta Data Center. This project will expand Arvig’s service for commercial businesses in the area, increase wireless backhaul capabilities, and provide better coverage to parts of rural Minnesota.”

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SportsTech Venture Prevent Biometrics Buys Wearable Concussion Tech

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prevent Biometrics, the Cleveland Clinic spinoff that developed the first accurate, real-time system for monitoring head impacts in contact sports, today announced that it has acquired the head impact monitoring assets of Seattle-based X2 Biosystems.

The transaction brings together the two leading head impact monitoring technologies, Prevent’s Impact Monitor Mouthguard, and X2’s skin patch-based platform.”

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