Category Archives: Healthcare & Biotech

Health care strongly driving Minnesota job creation.

MINNESOTA — More than 40 percent of the new jobs added in Minnesota during the last 12 months are healthcare-related, according to a review of the state’s employment data, the Twin Cities Business reports. Statistics from the Minnesota Department of E ...

Monteris Medical opens new facility in Plymouth.

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Monteris Medical, a privately held company developing innovative laser-based MRI-guided neuroablation tools and solutions, announced the opening of a new facility in Plymouth, Minnesota. Monteris Medical markets the NeuroBlate System, ...

Innovative head injury research launched in Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, there are an estimated 2.2 million emergency department visits for traumatic brain injuries. For people with head injuries, quick evaluation and treatment are ...

Medical manufacturer Sil-Pro expands, creates 104 jobs.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Contract medical device manufacturer Sil-Pro LLC is planning an $11 million expansion of its corporate campus in Delano. The company, which specializes in developing and manufacturing silicone and thermoplastic medical devices and com ...

Health care training now available in Minnesota.

MINNESOTA — Thanks to a Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) grant, Rochester Community and Technical College is now offering customized training to some of Minnesota’s health care workers. The $303,537 grant, which is being administered by t ...

Lifecore Biomedical building jobs in Chaska.

CHASKA, Minn. — Lifecore Biomedical, a biomaterials manufacturer, is expanding its operations in Chaska. The company is investing $18 million in the expansion, which is creating 68 jobs. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Landec Corporation, Lifecore Biomedi ...

Bayer CropScience lab growing jobs in Shakopee.

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Bayer CropScience has opened a its SeedGrowth Equipment Innovation Center in Shakopee. The company invested $12 million in the seed lab facility, which is creating about 50 jobs. The 135,000-square-foot Bayer CropScience lab, which ...

Prime Therapeutics prescribing more jobs in Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics is expanding its workforce at its corporate office in Mendota Heights. The company, which serves nearly 26 million members, is creating 375 jobs in the next three years. The newly created job ...

Mayo Clinic Proton Therapy Center opening in Rochester.

ROCHESTER, Minn. — After three years of construction, the Mayo Clinic is opening the Richard O. Jacobson Proton Therapy Center in Rochester. The health care provider is investing $185 million in the state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility, which is ...

Leech Lake Band care center creating jobs in Cass Lake.

CASS LAKE, Minn. — The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has begun construction on a new health care facility in Cass Lake. The tribe is investing $4.8 million in the Leech Lake Care Facility, which is creating 20 to 30 full- and part-time jobs. The care facil ...

BioSig Technologies opening in Golden Valley.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — BioSig Technologies, an electrophysiology-focused medical device company, is moving its headquarters to Golden Valley. With the move, the company expects to create about 12 jobs. BioSig officials cited the Twin Cities’ ample ...

Business and building booming in Worthington.

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Thanks to plenty of new private sector investment, business is booming in Worthington. A recent report showed the city’s 2014 building permit values jumped by more than 33 percent last year compared to 2013. Local officials c ...

Pet powder producer Protégé expanding in Eden Prairie.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Thanks to new investment, pet wound treatment developer Protégé Biomedical is expanding into the human health care market. The company, which makes a mineral-based blood-clotting powder called Clotit to treat wounds in animals, p ...

Bioverse expanding in Worthington.

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Water treatment product maker Bioverse is expanding its operations at the Bio Science Park in Worthington. The company is adding a new building and creating eight jobs by 2017. Bioverse is erecting a 15,732-square-foot building ...