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

Small med-tech firms say FDA delays hurt innovation

Uncertainty chases away venture capital, some execs say, but others say the FDA is only doing its job.

Updated: February 09, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Boston Scientific to cut up to 1,000 more jobs

The new layoffs will bring total cuts to 10 percent of the workforce. Cuts in Minnesota aren't yet known.

Updated: January 30, 2013, - 11:30 AM

Best of the business blogs: Kips Bay Medical to enroll more patients in U.S. feasibility trial

A local medical technology company, Kips Bay Medical, announced Wednesday that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to enroll additional patients into its eMESH I clinical feasibility trial.

Updated: January 26, 2013, - 05:54 PM

A new beat to St. Jude's business

The firm expects a shrinking share of its business will come from its heart rhythm devices.

Updated: January 23, 2013, - 09:13 PM

FDA warns St. Jude Medical

The FDA letter concerns manufacturing processes at a company plant in Sylmar, Calif, where St. Jude makes heart device leads.

Updated: January 14, 2013, - 09:23 PM

St. Jude outlines fixes at Calif. plant

The med-tech firm moved to head off further action by the FDA over concerns regarding the plant that makes heart defibrillator leads.

Updated: January 09, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Watchdog cautious on new Boston Sci defibrillator

Dr. Robert Hauser said the Boston Scientific device, which doesn't touch the heart, needs more study.

Updated: January 02, 2013, - 09:29 PM

Arden Hills medical device maker acquired by Calif. firm

Exos Corp. makes casts and braces that can be adjusted and reshaped. San Diego-based DJO Global has been its distributor.

Updated: December 31, 2012, - 08:14 PM

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

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