Minnetronix plans expansion; CardiacAssist names new CEO;

> St. Paul-based Minnetronix will expand its offices by 11,800 square feet. This is the second expansion in four years. Report

> Uptake Medical has raised $17.5M in Series B funding with the help of Maverick Capital and five other venture capital firms. The funding will be used for CE marketing and testing for its emphysema treatment. Story

> Kraig McEwen has been named CEO of CardiacAssist from his position as senior vice president of MEDRAD Interventional/Possis. Article

> Greatbatch Medical hopes to receive a seven-year property-tax abatement for its Indianapolis facility. The savings will go toward a $1.1 million expansion of the facility and creating eight new jobs. Report

> Sicel Technologies hopes to raise $20 million to support sales and marketing for an implantable sensor that measures the amount of radiation delivered to tumors of cancer patients. Report

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