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

Medtronic’s profit rises, but stock closes lower

Solid gains in profit and revenue still left Wall Street analysts with nagging concerns.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 08:54 PM

Medafor of Brooklyn Center is sold to unit of C.R. Bard

After fighting off a hostile bid in 2010, Medafor’s owners will get $200 million, plus incentives that could add another...

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 08:20 PM

Medtronic buys Cardiocom, a remote monitor pioneer in Chanhassen

The deal for the Chanhassen firm will help Medtronic expand into a market that’s expected to grow because of new...

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 06:15 AM

Medtronic device will collect data as it treats brain disorders

The Medtronic device isn’t FDA-approved for commercial use yet, but it could help researchers better understand and treat diseases like...

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Boston Scientific profit tops estimates; shares soar

The med-tech giant reported better results than analysts expected and raised its forecast.

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 09:12 PM

Lavonne Harthun, nurse, educator, dies at 82

Lavonne (Vonnie) Harthun was a Minnesota nurse who grew up in a small town, yet rose to a position of...

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 10:59 PM

St. Jude Medical earnings positive

Second-quarter results show solid revenue, higher defibrillator sales and a hopeful outlook for the Little Canada company.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Regulators recall a Medtronic product over insulin worries

Defect could lead to patients getting too little – or too much – insulin in their blood.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Doctors, patients say they intend to stick with Medtronic drug pump

Despite 14 deaths and the FDA action, doctors and patients said the benefits of the SynchroMed device outweighed the risks.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Medtronic recalls implantable pumps connected to patient deaths

The action follows an earlier notice to customers about potential problems.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 04:53 PM

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