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A close up of a heart valve created in a lab.
Mar 22, 2021

The valve-making procedure, which could spare children born with heart defects the need to undergo repeated surgeries, is licensed to UMN startup Vascudyne.

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City skyline of Minneapolis rising in the background above a foreground view of Washington Avenue Bridge on UMN campus
Mar 2, 2021

The state is looking to expand Minnesota’s role as a national leader in innovation—and University of Minnesota experts are lending their support.

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Several Triumph apples in a basket in an orchard
Feb 15, 2021

The new apple, a cross of Honeycrisp and Liberty, is red with a tart flavor and should be available in grocery stores in three to four years.

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Portrait of Michelle Maryns
Feb 4, 2021

Tech Comm has been working hard to elevate issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  As part of this commitment, Tech Comm recently hired a part-time DEI contractor, Michelle Maryns.

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Illustration of coronavirus at the microscopic level
Feb 3, 2021

Claros Technologies' antiviral textiles provide enhanced protection from COVID-19 when compared with other masks on the market.

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UMN researchers working on a new type of ventilator
Jan 11, 2021

Minnesotans' investment in the University made it possible for researchers to quickly develop technologies to address COVID-19 health needs. 

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Portrait of Branden Moriarity
Nov 24, 2020

Catamaran Bio, a biotechnology startup developing new cancer treatments, has raised $42 million in venture capital.

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Grey/white collage of conference images, overlay is a maroon/gold icon of a brain and sprocket (conference logo), words read Women's Innovators Conference: Inclusive Innovation
Nov 20, 2020

Nearly 200 online attendees from across the Twin Cities participated in the 5th Annual Women Innovators Conference, a professional development summit designed to help women innovators connect the dots between their ideas and achieving a positive, significant impact.

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Tekne Awards logo
Nov 20, 2020

The Tekne Awards, hosted annually by the Minnesota Technology Association, highlight the many people and companies driving technology innovation in Minnesota.

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Nov 11, 2020

Researchers from the UMN College of Science & Engineering were recently named recipients of the 2020 TechConnect Business Innovation Awards.

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