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    M.S. in Medical Device Innovation Alumnus Debuts Kickstarter for Eye Fatigue Therapy

    Ken DauSchmidt, a 2016 graduate of the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program, has started a Kickstarter campaign for an eye fatigue therapy wearable. TearRestore can function hot or cold: as instant heat pack that applies a warm compress to improve eye lubrication/mitigate evaporation; or as a cold compress to decrease inflammation. Congratulations are in order! Learn more about his work by following the link below.

    Photo of Ken DauSchmidt, a 2016 M.S. in Medical Device Innovation alumnus

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    TLI's Mike Johnson on Safety of Digital Cash Apps

    Kare11 looks into the years-long growing popularity of digital cash applications such as Venmo and Zelle, which have millions of users and reviews due to their convenience and ease of use. Reporters spoke with our very own Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST), about the safety and security around digital wallet apps. Johnson develops, teaches and administers courses in security technologies innovation, management and leadership. He brings more than 25 years of professional experience in security risk management.

    "Easy has its pros and cons," says Johnson. Watch the interview to get his take on this issue.

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    TLI Faculty Member, Food Safety Expert Responds to FDA Rule Aimed at Preventing Adulteration of Food Supply

    TLI faculty member Dr. Amy Kircher is interviewed in an article about the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) Final Rule for Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration and its goal of reducing anxiety around criminal and terror attacks on food and drugs. Dr. Kircher teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program and is a food safety expert. View the full story on FSMA below.

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  • Photo of Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary from "Shark Tank" and text that reads "MOT or MBA"

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    MOT or MBA: Which Shark Are You?

    How does the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) compare with an MBA? In this blog, we use two investors from the popular show "Shark Tank," Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary, to illustrate the differences between these two executive-level graduate degree programs.
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    MDI Faculty Member's Med-Tech Startup Raises $7.5M

    RxFunction -- the manufacturer of walkasins, a wearable sensory prosthetic for patients with balance problems -- has raised $7.5 million as it prepares to reach the market. Next steps are proceeding with FDA registration, clinical trial studies and commercialization. TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson is the CTO and co-founder of RxFunction, and he co-invented and developed the patented technology. Dr. Oddsson teaches in our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program. See the full story below.

    Photo of walkasins, a wearable sensory prosthesis co-invented by TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson

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    TLI Faculty Member, Security Expert Responds to YouTube HQ Shooting

    Michael Rozin, a security expert who teaches in our M.S. in Security Technologies program, spoke with reporters about the recent shooting at YouTube headquarters. Rozin -- who has worked on security at Super Bowl LII, the Mall of America and other projects -- says that, compared to most mass shootings, this incident was highly abnormal in many aspects. See the full story below.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Comments on Google Location History Tracking

    As digital privacy concerns escalate, a Star Tribune columnist learns just how much Google Maps tracked -- virtually every step he took, even without opening the smartphone application -- when he downloaded his Google Location History. TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies, responds to his privacy concerns.

    Photo of Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies

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    MDI Faculty Member Shares His Experience Teaching Future Medical Device Leaders, Entrepreneurs

    TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson discusses his success with the "team-pitch-quiz learning" model and his experience teaching in the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) degree program, which he states is "helping Minnesota preserve its status as a world-class medical device innovation ecosystem by educating new generations of inventors and entrepreneurs."

    Photo of MDI faculty member, Dr. Lars Oddsson

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    MDI Alumnus Leads Twin Cities Med-Tech Accelerator

    TLI alumnus in the news: 2016 M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) alumnus Adam Choe is quoted in an article about gener8tor, which is partnering with the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic and Boston Scientific to launch gBETA Medtech, a seven-week medical technology accelerator. Adam Choe is the director of gBETA Medtech, which is gener8tor's first industry-focused program. After graduating from MDI in 2016, Adam was an Innovation Fellow at the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center from 2016-2018.

    Photo of Adam Choe, a 2016 graduate of the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program

  • Photo of Dr. Dan Mooradian, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation, standing at a podium, alongside text that reads the title of this blog (Risk Management, Friend or Foe)

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    Risk Management: Innovation’s Friend or Foe?

    At this week's Medical Device Validation Week Conference, the Director of Graduate Studies for the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation Dr. Daniel Mooradian will be giving the talk "Navigating Risk Management Throughout Product Development." This blog explores some of the ideas he will touch on, and the difficult-to-strike balance that innovators face when trying to achieve business growth but practice risk management.

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