Birthplace of Pacemaker & In-ear hearing aid

#1 in U.S.

  • FDA clearances & PMAs
  • Concentration of med-tech workers
  • Talent retention of top 25 U.S. markets
  • State for business

#2 in nation

  • Innovation
  • Medical technology patents

Leading INNOVATOR in

  • Cardiac
  • Urology
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic
  • Spine
  • Audiology
  • Combination Devices

Home to 700+ medical device companies (HQs or major operations)

$60 MILLION in grants

  • National Institutes of Health to Minnesota
  • Partnership for Biotechnology & Medical Genomics

Speeding medical innovations

  • 26% FASTER* FDA 510k clearance
  • 6.5 months FASTER* at FDA PMAs *than the U.S. average

    Source: www.lifesciencealley.org; www.greatermsp.org; www.mn.gov/deed