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Renewing Members


City of Burnsville/Burnsville STHEM Alliance


Consatech Inc


Dakota Electric


Froehling Anderson





Manufacturing LLC


Roberts Automatic


Unipoint Software


Venture Bank


Vincent Metals




MedNet Connect a Big Hit!
Nearly 30 MedNet members and prospective members "connected" at our first MedNet Connect event of 2012.  On Tuesday, February 21, business leaders gathered at Granite City Brewery in Eagan to network, share ideas and learn from one another.


The next MedNet Connect event will be Tuesday, April 10, watch your e-mail for details as the date approaches!


Join Us For Our Next Event


MedNet Leadership Series: 
featuring Dr. Arthur Erdman, Director of the Medical Devices Center at the U of M


March 13, 2012

8:00 - 10:00 AM


Evergreen Medical Technologies
1350 Energy Ln # 100  
Saint Paul, MN 55108 


The Role of the University of Minnesota's Medical Devices Center in innovation for tomorrow


Dr. Arthur Erdman, Director of the Medical Devices Center at the University of Minnesota will address MedNet members on Tuesday, March 13 from 8 - 10 am at Evergreen Medical Technologies in St. Paul.  


The Medical Devices Center is one of the only centers of its kind in the country.  Join us to find out more about this unique center and learn how they are working to advance medical device innovation including a partnership with the FDA and the renowned Medical Devices Conference coming up in April.


Special thanks to our host and sponsor, Evergreen Medical Technologies.  Attendees will have the opportunity to take a tour of our host's facility before or after the program. Evergreen Medical Technologies develops and manufactures active implantable medical devices and provides a full spectrum of product development resources for medical device clients.


Registration, refreshments, networking and plant tours will begin at 8:00 am,  the program will begin at 8:30.



Non-members $25 per person

Members: Free



Register for MedNet Leadership Series: featuring Dr. Arthur Erdman in St Paul, MN  on Eventbrite

Ambassador Committee

Grow your business by helping MedNet reach out to members and prospective members through the Ambassador Committee.


The Ambassador Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 8, 4:30 - 5:30 pm at JoJos Rise and Wine in Burnsville. 


For more information about the ambassadors please contact Jennifer Harmening at 612-916-0441.

Medical Device News

Congressman Erik Paulsen questions Secretary Geithner about the impact of the Medical Device Tax


Paulsen Questions Geithner on Job-Crushing Medical Device Tax
Paulsen Questions Geithner on Job-Crushing Medical Device Tax




Life Sciences Technology Showcase


The Office for Technology Commercialization invites you to learn about emerging life sciences technologies and startup opportunities from the University of Minnesota. This showcase will feature technologies in therapeutics, medical devices, biologics and personalized medicine.

Thursday, March 22, 2012
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.


University Enterprise Laboratories
Dorsey Ewald Conference Center, Atrium
1000 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114


Please register by March 15. RSVP here or call 612-624-0550.

Medical device makers gain political momentum


"As victims of faulty medical devices press for tougher standards, the focus of the debate in Congress has shifted from consumer safety to quickening the approval process for new devices. Critics and proponents alike agree that the medical device industry, which has deep roots in Minnesota, has successfully pushed a D.C. agenda that seeks to simplify federal oversight of product development." 





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