James Walsh

Reporter | St. Paul and Ramsey County
Phone: 651-925-5041
James Walsh covers news in St. Paul and Ramsey County.

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Bloomington firm's merger creates largest blood supply network

GSABC Cooperative of Bloomington is combining with Blood Centers of America, based in in Providence, R.I., to become a bigger distributor than Red Cross. The two organizations distribute 5.4 million blood units each year.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 04:31 PM

Obituary: Louis Edouard 'Ed' Forner, music professor, conductor

Since the death of Ed Forner last month, his wife, Jan Gilbert, has been hearing from his former students and...

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 11:53 PM

Less-invasive aortic valve replacement proves superior in Medtronic study

A study of patients considered high risk for open heart surgery to replace their aortic valve could add new momentum...

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 08:32 AM

Minnetonka med-tech firm brings scanning into operating room

IMRIS is touting the cost savings of fewer follow-up surgeries to sell its surgical suites.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 05:03 PM

FDA report shows medical device recalls climbing

The number of medical device recalls nearly doubled between 2003 and 2012, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 08:58 PM

President of LifeScience Alley trade group is stepping down

Chief operating officer named to lead association, representing med-tech and bioscience firms.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Shoreview firm's reflux-fighting device still seeking insurance OK

Although its technology was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a Shoreview company has had a tough time getting insurance companies to sign off on it.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 08:22 PM

St. Cloud State programs foster med-tech careers

The university is offering master’s programs designed to turn out professionally trained workers for a growing industry.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Tiny Medtronic heart monitor gets first Minnesota patients

Twin Cities doctors now are implanting a Medtronic wireless heart monitor, smaller than a AAA battery, in hopes of finding...

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 05:34 AM

iPhone-compatible hearing aids hit market

An Apple-ReSound joint venture puts hearing aid technology on iPhone platform.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 07:42 PM

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