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2011 Minnesota Cup Winner Headlines Next First Tuesday

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Dr. Marie Johnson, Minnesota Cup winner and president and CEO of AUM Cardiovascular, will present "A Widow's Entrepreneurial Journey: Using a Life Tragedy to Eradicate Needless Death Due to Heart Disease" at the next "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" on April 3 at 11:30 a.m. in the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center.

Johnson, who earned her PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota, has 25 years of experience in product development and manufacturing in both university and Fortune 500 companies. She also led the development of a University of Minnesota think tank training teams of post-doctoral engineers and medical doctors. Over the course of two years these teams created 32 medical device provisional patents, two licensing deals, and two start-up companies.

AUM Cardiovascular, maker of a coronary artery disease detection device, won the 2011 Minnesota Cup, an annual, statewide competition that seeks out aspiring entrepreneurs and their breakthrough ideas. The Carlson School is a lead partner of the competition.

Tickets to the event, which includes lunch, are $28. To register, visit

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