James Walsh

Reporter | Medical Technology
Phone: 612-673-7428
James Walsh covers medical technology companies such as Medtronic and St. Jude and innovations.

Recent content from James Walsh

W. John Driscoll: An icon in industry, arts, education

He was a proud Korean War veteran, a Marine Corps captain who became a captain of Twin Cities industry, arts and entertainment. An heir to one of Minnesota's most influential families, he became the quiet supporter of multiple causes and enjoyed nothing more than being outdoors and spending time with his loved ones.

Updated: December 29, 2012, - 10:52 PM

MCTC, U forge science tie

Qualified students in an ambitious biotechnology track can now transfer to the U's College of Biological Sciences.

Updated: December 24, 2012, - 09:07 PM

Medtronic invests in maker of body sensors

The Boston company said its technology could find its way into Medtronic devices.

Updated: December 18, 2012, - 08:32 PM

Hyperbaric therapy expanding

An oxygen therapy once used largely to treat carbon monoxide poisoning and the bends is now being applied to help heal wounds.

Updated: December 11, 2012, - 09:18 PM

3 men file federal lawsuit against Medtronic

Action involves defibrillators. Company says it's without merit.

Updated: December 11, 2012, - 08:48 PM

St. Jude wrestles with a skittish marketplace

Studies sponsored by competitors question Durata wires' durability.

Updated: December 08, 2012, - 08:22 PM

Device makers partnering with FDA

New consortium aims to create tools to better gauge the safety of new products.

Updated: December 03, 2012, - 08:13 PM

New blood pressure treatment tries fooling brain

CVRx has a new method for treating dangerously high blood pressure that uses a cerebral slight of hand.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 11:18 PM

Correcting heart rhythm opened the door to a healthy new life

Marcus McCleery's heart wouldn't let him get healthy. An ablation procedure -- searing away tissue on the heart that interferes with its normal rhythms -- at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis opened the door. He did the rest.

Updated: November 28, 2012, - 10:01 AM

Lifesaver doesn't touch the heart

A Farmington man became the first in the state to receive Boston Scientific's new S-ICD.

Updated: November 27, 2012, - 09:28 PM

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