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Minnesota's take on a popular show: Walleye Tank

"It's a great opportunity," says one of the entrepreneurs.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2018 6:35 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Walleye Tank, a competition for emerging and established medical and life science companies, took place in Rochester on Friday.

Toni Turnbull, M.D. and Christine Mehner, PhD pitched their idea to the walleyes, a panel of judges who are successful entrepreneurs and investors in the Rochester area. They presented the Adjustable Fracture Nail, a device used during surgery to fix a fracture. Current similarproducts on the market aren't adjustable. In true entrepreneural spirit, they see an opportunity for innovation. As of Friday morning, their patent was approved on the idea.

"It's a great opportunity and it's one of those things that you just have to put yourself out there and you have to go for these opportunities. They're open to everyone with a good idea basically," explains Turnbull.

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