HabitAware Awarded Small Business Innovation Research Grant

by Alex Skjong

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Good money for good causes is something we can certainly get behind, and the latest news from HabitAware definitely fits the bill. The St. Louis Park-based company announced in a blog post that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $224,795 by the National Science Foundation. This marks the second grant the company has received; it was awarded a $300,000 federal research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health in 2018.

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Applying to the gBETA Medtech Accelerator Is a Healthy Resolution

by Alex Skjong

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Are you starting to assemble your New Year’s resolutions? Hit the gym more often… travel more… finally watch Game of Thrones so you can stop being what seems to be the last person on Earth not to know what a Many-Faced-God is and why it has so many faces?

Those are all noble endeavors, to be sure. But for the health-minded entrepreneurial spirits out there, it could be time to add another resolution to your list — apply to the gBETA Medtech accelerator.

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UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars Demo Day: Class Recap

by Alex Skjong

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Augmented reality, thermal scanning, ridiculously inexpensive health benefits (with meditation?) — there was a lot to dig into during the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator powered by Techstars Demo Day. Taking place in the swanky digs of Aria, the event featured nine health-focused startups looking to wow through short, on-stage demos. Here are our impressions of the class presentations.

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MNIT Recognized as Leader in Cloud-Based Innovation

by Alex Skjong

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We’re happy to share the news of yet another feather in Minnesota’s tech community cap. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge has recognized Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) for two projects completed in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The first, a Point of Dispensing (POD) Medical PreCheck and POD Locator Applications, was named a winner in the “Constituent Services Award.” Another project, using AI and machine learning tech to quickly scan documents for personally identifiable information (PII), was a finalist in the “Dream Big Award” category.

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See the Future of Healthcare Products & Services at UnitedHealthcare Accelerator powered by Techstars Demo Day

by Alex Skjong

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Health and wellness. They’re so hot these days. But “these days” aren’t the focus of the upcoming UnitedHealthcare Accelerator powered by Techstars Demo Day event. The showcase of nine presenters will give attendees a glimpse into the exciting future of healthcare products and services.

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BETA Startup Showcase: Thaddeus Medical

by Valerie Lockhart

BETA Startup: Thaddeus Medical LogoThe TECHdotMN team would like to introduce you to each of the startups featured in the upcoming BETA showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight each company, so you can get a better idea of the talent, hardwork, and dedication held within each of these startups.

The next company in our BETA Startup Showcase series is: Thaddeus Medical

Protecting temperature sensitive medical products in transit through smart, reusable packaging.

Tell us the story of how and why you started your company.
I learned about the serious harm to patients that can occur through the improperly controlling and tracking temperature of clinical specimens while I was a Research Associate at Mayo Clinic. As Mayo has outstanding protocols to protect patients, they reject / refuse to test specimens if they are not received at the appropriate temperature. As medical errors are the 3rd biggest killer in the US, it is not unreasonable to think that this is sometimes overlooked at other hospitals especially outside the United States. If there was a better way to control and track temperature for individual clinical specimens, there would be a lot less risk to harming the patient. The same is true for therapeutics, with all the biological therapies that are being sent to patients homes, a solution is needed to protect the therapeutics and provide a better experience to the patient.

What’s your most recent success or milestone hit?
We have DEMO units!!! Fill out the form on our website if your Hospital or Pharmacy would like to try it: Thaddeus Med

Where do you see your startup in 1 year?
Hopefully no longer a startup, but 3rd party tested and approved moving also into the transportation and storage of transplanted organs.

Get your tickets for the BETA Showcase tonight!

BETA Startup Showcase: LEAH Labs

by Valerie Lockhart

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BETA Startup: LEAH Labs LogoThe TECHdotMN team would like to introduce you to each of the startups featured in the upcoming BETA showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight each company, so you can get a better idea of the talent, hardwork, and dedication held within each of these startups.

The next company in our BETA Startup Showcase series is: LEAH Labs

LEAH Labs is working towards a cure for cancer in dogs with gene editing and CAR-T cell therapy.
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BETA Startup Showcase: SupDoc

by Valerie Lockhart

BETA Startup: SupDoc LogoThe TECHdotMN team would like to introduce you to each of the startups featured in the upcoming BETA showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, we will highlight each company, so you can get a better idea of the talent, hardwork, and dedication held within each of these startups.

The next company in our BETA Startup Showcase series is: SupDoc

SupDoc is a messaging-based, direct-to-consumer virtual health app that empowers on-the-go users to ditch the complicated health system and get efficient care anywhere
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