Can Minnesota become a healthcare innovation hub?

Minnesota has the institutions and the talent to transform healthcare in the U.S. The question is whether the money will follow. RxFunction makes wearable devices called “Walkasins” that help people with chronic health conditions prevent falls that can lead to serious injury. It took eight painstaking years, though, before the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based startup secured

Reimbursement is key to Inspire Medical’s strategy

Inspire Medical Systems is seeking to shake up sleep apnea treatment with a pacemaker-like system to treat obstructive sleep apnea; it even has plans for an $86 million IPO. How the company is trying to get its device reimbursed is a great example of just how much things have changed for young medtech companies. In

Inspire Medical Systems publishes new research on sleep apnea

Furthering obstructive-sleep-apnea (OSA) research, Inspire Medical Systems announce the acceptance for the publication of its manuscript, “Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Durability of the Treatment Effect at 18 months” in SLEEP, the official journal of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, on June 4, 2015. Durability data from Inspire Medical’s Upper Airway Stimulation therapy demonstrates significant reductions in