Business Relations

March 13, 2013

Mayo Clinic enters into drug partnership

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Mayo Clinic has entered a formal collaboration with Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute to develop new drugs…”The collaboration provides an avenue for Mayo scientists to rapidly translate basic science discoveries into screening platforms that will enable new drug discovery and a new paradigm in drug development,” said Dr. Andrew Badley, Mayo Clinic’s associate dean for research […]

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Tags: develop, Dr. Andrew Badley, drug discovery, new drugs, Post Bulletin, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute


March 11, 2013

Versant Ventures in Mayo Clinic ‘Business Accelerator’

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Venture capital firm Versant Ventures Inc. is among the inaugural tenants at a new center for early-stage companies developed by Rochester, Minn.-based medical practice and research group Mayo Clinic…The Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator is a joint project by the clinic, Rochester Area Economic Development Inc. and the city.   Orange County Business Journal by Jane Yu

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Tags: early-stage companies, Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, Orange County Business Journal, Rochester Area Economic Development Inc., Versant Ventures


March 4, 2013

Mayo accelerator tenants all co-founded by Mayo employees

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The Mayo Clinic has announced the four startups and two venture capital firms that will occupy its Rochester, Minn.-based business accelerator, which opened its doors Friday. Mayo employees co-founded all of the startups, including Evidentia Health, a health IT firm that has licensing deals with Mayo and the University of Minnesota, and Resoundant, a company developing medical-imaging technology. […]

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Tags: Evidentia Health, Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Resoundant, startups, University of Minnesota, venture capital firms


February 26, 2013

Computerization in Health Care Demands High Data Standards

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Recent reports bookend the promise and peril of computerization and the electronic medical record in health care. On the truly positive side, the Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group have teamed up to form Optum Labs, a research group aimed at mining (initially) claims records for over 100 million people and 5 million clinical records. The lab underscores the hope […]

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Tags: claims records, computerization, data analytics, electronic medical records, Harvard Business Review, Optum Labs, UnitedHealth Group


February 26, 2013

Health system brands go national

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Some of the biggest brand names in health care delivery are deciding that it’s not enough to be a prestigious place in the distance. Places like Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Cleveland Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have established affiliate programs…“We have to turn down patient requests to come to our campus […]

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Tags: affiliate programs, American Medical News, collaboration, health care brand, Mary Jo Williamson


February 25, 2013

Philips and Mayo Clinic partner to reduce ICU complications

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, recently awarded $16 million in funding to Mayo Clinic and Philips Research North America to partner on developing a system that will reduce ICU complications for a consortium of hospitals.  The collaborators are creating a cloud-based clinical decision […]

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Tags: Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, cloud system, DOTmed, funding, ICU complications, IntelliBridge Enterprise, Philips Research North America


February 12, 2013

The hunt for new recruits

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Extremely challenging. That’s how Jodi Lorenson, a physician recruiter, describes the task of finding primary care physicians…Despite rising salaries, richer benefits and a higher profile, a significant number of medical school graduates, even those in internal medicine residency programs, continue to favor other specialties over primary care, says Colin West, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor […]

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Tags: Dr. Colin West, Internal Medicine, Jodi Lorenson, Minnesota Medicine, physician recruit, primary care


February 1, 2013

Mayo Clinic: More companies to fill BioBusiness Center

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Sanderling Ventures and Versant Ventures, two of the inaugural tenants for the soon-to-open Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, are California-based firms that finance medical start-up companies. The venture capitalist firms are two of the six businesses expected to fill the new public/private incubator in the Minnesota BioBusiness Center to encourage economic development in Rochester.   Post […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, Minnesota BioBusiness Center, Post Bulletin, Sanderling Ventures, Versant Ventures


January 17, 2013

United and Mayo Pool Info to Drop Cost of Care

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

The Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group announced a new research institute Tuesday that will pool data on more than 110 million patients as part of an effort to help scientists study ways to improve medical care and lower costs. The two Minnesota powerhouses said the project, called Optum Labs, could become health care’s version of […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic, MPR, Optum Labs, research institute, Star Tribune, UnitedHealth Group


January 16, 2013

Levine Named Co-Director of Mayo Clinic/ASU Obesity Solutions Initiative

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

James A. Levine, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic and a world-renowned leader in obesity research and child advocacy, has been named co-director of the Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative. Levine has been appointed a tenured professor in ASU’s School of the Science of Health Care Delivery in the College of Health Solutions, as […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, Bioscience Technology, child advocacy, co-director, Dr. James A. Levine, Obesity, Obesity Solutions Initiative, School of Life Sciences, School of the Science of Health Care Delivery


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