Mark DuVal


St. Cloud State adds master’s degree program for medical device trials

One big gripe about Minnesota’s medical device community is the lack of college graduates ready to hit the ground running. Speaking at a governor candidates forum last week, Vascular Solutions CEO Howard Root said finding enough workers, including quality engineers and regulatory specialists, is the “number one obstacle” facing his company. He took direct aim […]

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.


Uromedica seeks light at the end of a (very long) FDA tunnel

If the Food and Drug Administration has been too cozy with medical device companies in recent years, as some critics charge, Uromedica Inc. must have missed the memo. Since 2000, the Plymouth, Minn.-based company has been haggling with the FDA over its balloon device to treat urinary incontinence. Ten years and several clinical studies later, […]