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AMI Podcast Features Abilitech Founder and CEO
Accessible Media Inc's (AMI) 'Kelly and Company' featured Abilitech Founder and CEO, Angie Conley, following the recent announcement that the Abilitech™ Assist device has received a Medical Device Establishment License from Health Canada. Listen to the podcast episode...
Abilitech Obtains MDEL from Health Canada
MINNEAPOLIS (February 24, 2022) — Abilitech Medical, which creates assistive technology to help people with weak arms due to neuromuscular conditions or injuries, announces it has been issued a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) from Health Canada (License...
Angie Conley Appears on KSTP “Minnesota Live”
KSTP-TV Twin Cities invited Abilitech Medical Founder and CEO Angie Conley on to its "Minnesota Live" morning show after Abilitech was listed among the most promising U.S. health care companies. Go here to watch Angie explain how the company came to be, show off the...
New Mobility Reviews the Abilitech Assist
New Mobility, the member publication of United Spinal that "embodies the truth that living life with a mobility device can be rich and rewarding and fulfilling," wrote a thorough review of the Abilitech Assist with input from one of our users. Check out their...
ABC15 Drops in on an Abilitech Demo Day
ABC15 in Arizona (KNXV-TV) visited an Abilitech Demo Day in Phoenix and spoke with a patient. Check out their news segment here.
Combat & Casualty Care Chronicles Abilitech Assist, Patient Story
Combat & Casualty Care, the premiere magazine for medical issues related to the U.S. Armed Forces, recently spotlighted the Abilitech Assist and the story of a patient who is also an Army veteran. Check out the full-page write-up here.
AZ Central Highlights Abilitech’s Work with Local SCI Community
Earlier in November, the Abilitech Medical team partnered with Touchstone Rehabilitation center in Phoenix, Arizona to host a demo day for the Abilitech™ Assist, our assistive technology device designed to restore independence to those living with upper-limb weakness....
Mirror Review names Abilitech in ‘Top 20 Most Promising Healthcare Companies’
Mirror Review, a popular business magazine, named Abilitech amongst their 'Top 20 Most Promising Healthcare Companies' 2021 roundup. Mirror writes, "Abilitech Medical brings innovative solutions to the market that allow people living with upper-limb neuromuscular...
DIVERSEability Highlights Abilitech™ Assist
DIVERSEability Magazine, a publication that celebrates achievements and advancements of those across the full ability spectrum, highlighted our upper-arm assistive device in a recent segment. Read the full write-up here.
The Abilitech team is excited to be participating in the TCMx9 accelerator program hosted by Texas Medical Center and Johnson & Johnson Labs this August through October. With the guidance of influential advisors and sponsors, we are growing and developing...
Duchenne’s Day (September 7, 2019)
Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy affects __ in the US alone. With a mission to restore independence for those with upper-limb impairments through intelligent technology, Abilitech is a strong supporter of the Duchenne’s community. Today and every day we come together...
MDA Muscle Walk of the Twin Cities (September 22, 2019)
A key area of research and hope for Abilitech is the Muscular Dystrophy community. Since our founding, we have worked closely with clinicians, scientists, patients and families to understand the unique challenges and future aspirations of those affected by MD. We are...
MN Cup 2018 Finalist
MN Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the country. Finalists are selected from an initial participation pool of more than 1,600 participants. Together, the finalists have raised over $280 million in funding and have helped to create jobs and grow...
Tekne Award 2018
The Minnesota Tekne Awards have recognized cutting-edge leaders in the state’s science and technology fields.
Abilitech Moves to Final MN Cup Round
We are so proud to be a division finalist (Life Science/Health IT) in the 2019 MN Cup. Abilitech Medical was selected from the 88 semifinalist companies, which were named at the end of May. Our next step will be to present a pitch to our division judges in September,...
Abilitech Medical Named Tekne Awards 2019 Finalist
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2019 – In a demonstration of the strength of Minnesota’s innovation economy, the Minnesota High Tech Association has announced 36 finalists for its annual Tekne Awards in 12 categories that span a wide range of leading-edge technologies. Among...
Abilitech Wins 2019 MN Cup – Life Science/Health IT Division
Three years ago the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management MN Business Cup helped provide a structure and resources to build Abilitech Medical, Inc. We are pleased to share that we have won first place in our division! We have a terrific team,...
Abilitech Medical: Reinvigorating Neuromuscular Conditions with Technology & Innovation
Abilitech Makes the List: Top 10 MedTech Startups – 2019
Spotlight: Abilitech Medical develops device for people suffering weakness or injury
Imagine waking up and not being able to turn off your alarm. Or getting out of bed and not being able to brush your teeth, drink your coffee or hug a loved one. Worse yet for a Minnesotan perhaps, picture a mosquito landing on your nose but being unable to brush it...
Abilitech Wins 2019 MN Cup
MINNESOTA MIX OF SKILLED MED DEVICE WORKFORCE AND CLINICAL PARTNERSHIPS PROPELS ABILITECH™ MEDICAL Abilitech Wins 2019 MN Cup on its way to TEKNE competition, FDA registration prep and 75-patient clinical study OCTOBER 15, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) -- The Minnesota model of...
Abilitech Medical is 15th winner of the MN Cup business competition
The St. Paul company is developing a device to aid those with upper-limb neuromuscular conditions. Read the full article in the Star Tribune here
Abilitech Medical wins the 2019 Minnesota Cup, but several other startups won awards, too
Abilitech is creating a device that helps restore mobility to people with upper-limb and neuromuscular conditions. Read the full article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal here
Mission is Everything: An Interview with Abilitech Medical CEO Angie Conley
On the eve of the Tekne awards, finalist Abilitech talks with Minnesota High Tech Association. Read more about Conley and her mission to restore independence here.
Abilitech Medical Joins MedTech Outlook Platform
Abilitech Medical joins honored group of companies on MedTech Outlook Platform -MedTech Startups of 2019. Read more here.
Rice Alliance names Abilitech Medical as a promising life science company
Texas Life Science Forum says Abilitech is a Top 10 Startup to Watch. Read more here.
Abilitech is 2019 Tekne Award Winner
Abilitech takes the top prize in the Tekne Medtech division. Read more about it here.
Abilitech CEO, Angie Conley, reflects on Tekne Award win.
Abilitech CEO and founder, Angie Conley, discusses Tekne award win and Abilitech's future. Read more about it here.
Abilitech Medical is Winningest Startup in Minnesota, the Med Device Epicenter
According to Minnesota High Tech Association, Abilitech is Top in MedTech DECEMBER 3, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Abilitech Medical has earned historic back-to-back wins in Minnesota – named top among the state’s med tech companies by the Minnesota High Tech Association at...
HealthTech Insider covers the Abilitech Assist
Abilitech Medical is featured at HealthTech Insider. Read more here.
Abilitech recognized as solving real-world problem by Twin Cities Business Monthly
Abilitech Medical is featured in Twin Cities Business Monthly. Read more here.
Abilitech part of Sofia Fund surge of investing in women-led businesses
Abilitech Medical is one of Sofia Fund's portfolio companies. Read more here.
Abilitech Lands on Observer Top Flyover Tech List as J.P. Morgan Conference Kicks Off
Abilitech Medical is a top 20 healthcare startup in the Observer list. Read more here.
Abilitech’s Director of Clinical Selected as a top 40 under 40 leader by the MSP Business Journal
Our own Abilitech Director of Clinical & Product Management, Shawna Persaud, Ph.D., chosen as a 40 Under Forty leader by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. Read more here.
Latest issue of Upsize features Abilitech in editor’s column
Abilitech CEO and founder, Angie Conley, discusses her entrepreneurial journey. Read more here.
Twin Cities Business features Abilitech Medical
Twin Cities Business features Abilitech as one of the innovators and the Assist as an innovation leading Minnesota into the 2020s. Read more here.
Abilitech Medical featured in Innovation book
Innovation book commemorates Minnesota success stories, including Abilitech. Still on the press, the keepsake book will feature high-tech leaders. Read the online preview here.
Abilitech Medical featured on the Scott Amyx Show
Angie Conley talks with innovation speaker Scott Amyx on Abilitech’s startup success and mission. Listen to the interview here.
Rob Wudlick on Helping to Design a Life-Changing Product
Abilitech medical consultant, Rob Wudlick, is featured in New Mobility Magazine. Rob discusses engineering, spinal cord injury advocacy, and the importance of including would-be users in product design. Read more here.
Abilitech Product Launch On Schedule Despite COVID Challenges
Twin Cities Business Monthly checks in on Abilitech’s progress in launching the Assist product despite the challenges of 2020. Read more here.
Angie Conley Discusses the Abilitech Assist with Twin Cities Business
Abilitech CEO tells the story of the Assist product, which is on track for commercialization this year. Listen to the podcast here.
Abilitech named Minne Inno’s ‘Women-led Startup of the Year’
Abilitech has been named Minne Inno's Women-led startup of the year, one of several categories awarded in the annual Inno on Fire awards. The first fully virtual awards, Minne Inno highlighted the many innovative and impactful startups we have in Minnesota -...
Abilitech is named an ‘Innovator of the World’
Upper-limb weakness caused by neuromuscular conditions affects hundreds of thousands of people in the US alone. These individuals, adults and children alike, struggle every day to perform activities that many of us find simple — eating, drinking, brushing our teeth....
The Assist is now available!
Everyday activities are now possible for people with Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury. More than a million people in the U.S. rely on others to complete simple tasks such as brushing teeth, eating, and opening doors, because of...
StarTribune features Abilitech Medical
Following the launch of the Abilitech™ Assist, Minnesota-based StarTribune covers the team, the product, and the momentum. Business columnist Neal St. Anthony starts the article, "Abilitech Medical Inc., the Minneapolis medical-device startup that won the Minnesota...
Sofia Fund celebrates Abilitech’s milestone
Sofia Fund, an investor in women-led growth businesses, celebrates the launch of our Abilitech™ Assist. Read the full article here.
The Business Journal’s ‘MinneInno’ profiles Abilitech
"Medical device startup Abilitech Medical Inc. announced Tuesday that its first product, the Abilitech Assist, is now commercially available and listed with the FDA. The St. Paul-based firm will raise $20 million to help it commercialize the Assist and to develop new...
Abilitech Named Finalist in MS Innovation Challenge
Abilitech will compete for additional funding that supports further development of its ideas and concepts that address the unmet needs of people suffering from multiple sclerosis. The award program raises overall awareness of MS as a chronic disease. To read the full...
Assistive Technology Podcast Features Shawna Persaud, Director of Clinical
Assistive Technology Podcast Features Shawna Persaud, Abilitech's Director of Clinical and Product Product Management, Sharing News of the Assist’s Commercial Availability Easterseals Crossroads of Indiana features special guest Dr. Persaud speaking about the Assist....
GHP Magazine awards Abilitech Medical a 2020 MedTech Award
GHP Magazine awards Abilitech Medical a 2020 MedTech Award, which recognizes exceptional scientific advances and those that are going above and beyond in the medtech industry. See the full article here.
Insights Care magazine features Abilitech CEO, Angie Conley
Top healthcare magazine Insights Care caught up with Angie Conley about empowering patients with technology. Read more about Abilitech’s vision, adoption of assistive technology, and scaling in the pandemic. Read the full article here.
DIVERSEability magazine highlights the Abilitech™ Assist
DIVERSEability magazine calls out the Abilitech™ Assist as a new product in its Tech & Advancements column, featuring engineering consultant Rob Wudlick and CEO Angie Conley. Read the article here.
Assist featured in Rehab Magazine
Rehab Management magazine includes the Assist in its list of rehabilitation techniques for stroke victims. Read article here authored by Kari Olk, physical therapist at HealthPartners and Shawna Persaud of Abilitech.
Now Enrolling! Schulze Multi-Center Muscular Dystrophy Ability Study
Abilitech Medical is initiating a post-market clinical study of the Abilitech™ Assist with Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center at the University of Minnesota to understand how the device supports...
HME News highlights Abilitech’s Muscular Dystrophy study
HME News post: ABILITECH MEDICAL SEEKS PARTICIPANTS FOR STUDY MINNEAPOLIS – Abilitech Medical, which makes an assistive technology device that helps restore use of weak upper arms called the Abilitech Assist, has begun recruiting people with muscular dystrophy for a...
Kare11 features the Abilitech™ Assist
On Thursday, June 10 Minnesota's Kare11 featured the Abilitech™ Assist: "From muscular dystrophy to stroke patients, Abilitech Medical's device aims to increase independence See the full segment here
Abilitech recognized in 2021 Minne Inno “Fire Awards”
Abilitech Medical has been recognized within the "Growing Company" section of the 2021 Minne Inno "Fire Awards." Winners will be announced later in July! Read the full write-up here