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New Mayo Clinic venture to focus on developing new biologics

Roughly 30 clinical trials already underway, with special interest in complex and rare diseases


FDA rule clears the way for cheaper, over-the-counter hearing aids

Arden Hills-based Intricon Corp. is ready to deploy its over-the-counter technology while Eden Prairie-based Starkey, a hearing aid veteran, expresses concern about elements of the rule.


Lifecore Biomedical will again be a Minnesota public company

The Chaska-based business has 400 employees and topped $109 million in sales for its latest fiscal year.


Medtronic offers to pay tuition for employees' college study

The medtech company launched a benefit to pay upfront fees for employees in online college courses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.


Cuts at e-cigarette maker Juul bring job losses at Hudson, Wis., plant

Phillips-Medisize trimmed nearly 100 jobs in July.


Bio-Techne passes $1B in annual sales, plans for exit of CEO in 2024

Chuck Kummeth, who has led the Minneapolis-based life science firm since 2013, will step down in two years.


Sleep apnea device continues to drive Inspire Medical sales growth

Company executives raised their sales outlook for second time this year.


Medtronic recalls more than 1 million catheters in U.S. over defect

The recall was based on one complaint on a product Medtronic picked up in its 2015 acquisition of Covidien.


How to look for office space — and maybe get a little free rent

No price breaks on lease rates, but free rent could be part of the deal.


Boston Scientific posts solid quarter, but unstable economy dampens outlook

The medical device maker, with sizeable operations in Minnesota, edged expectations with its second-quarter sales and earnings. But macroeconomic conditions soften guidance.