October 24, 2021
Health Care, Medtech/Biotech, Startups, Technology

Medical Alley Launching Summit Focused on Health Care, Retail, Technology

Minnesota’s med-tech association, Medical Alley, is teaming up with event producer 2023 Partners to hold an annual global summit in Minneapolis to focus on the confluence of healthcare, retail and technology. Dubbed MANOVA — a cross between “Medical Alley” and “innovation” — the summit will be a four-day event featuring several keynote speakers, including Arianna […]

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Law

Supreme Court Sides with Baker in Same-Sex Debate

The Supreme Court ducked a decision Monday on whether religious merchants can deny service to gay people, finding that a Christian baker didn’t get a fair hearing before a state civil-rights commission but issuing no broader precedent. The ruling, by a 7-to-2 vote, is a victory for Jack Phillips, who turned away Charlie Craig and […]

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Startups

Startup Hits the Road with Its Smart Motorcycle Helmets

Plymouth-based Quintessential Design just launched a smart helmet that syncs to a motorcyclist’s phone, making it possible to make hands-free calls and use turn-by-turn navigation with voice activation through Siri and Google Assistant. After wrapping up a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign in April, Quin Design kicked off production of its smart motorcycle helmets in May. Orders […]

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Lake Superior Brewing Expanding, Adding Canning Capacity
Brewing

Lake Superior Brewing Expanding, Adding Canning Capacity

Under new ownership, Lake Superior Brewing is gearing up to expand into the Twin Cities after it adds the ability to can its beer in addition to bottling. “It’s a refresh on the brand,” co-owner Lisa Blade told the Duluth News Tribune. “We’re getting out there, working with all the distributors, working with all the […]

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Health Care

UnitedHealthcare Gets Even Bigger—And Deeper Into Medical Intelligence

The Minnetonka-based company announced a new long-term partnership, and a renewal of a second similar partnership late last week that provide it access to laboratory data and analytics. UnitedHealthcare and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) have established a long-term strategic partnership as the two organizations focus on ways to create more personalized care recommendations and a […]

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