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

Yale study raises questions about previous Medtronic Infuse studies

Medtronic paid $2.5 million to have independent researchers look into the safety of its spine fusion product. The results were made public Monday.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 05:45 AM

FDA approves two new, lower-risk St. Jude defibrillators

The company recalled earlier devices because leads were damaged by abrasion. New devices have special coating and new algorithm.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 10:29 PM

Uroplasty gets more Medicare coverage for bladder device

Minnetonka company now has U.S. reimbursement in Minnesota.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 11:13 PM

St. Jude’s Durata lead is facing new questions

An online journal reports one failed defibrillator connection and points to the Riata recall.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 06:58 AM

U to show off new medical technology center.

The University of Minnesota is opening a bigger and better Medical Devices Center, and they want the public to take...

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 07:51 PM

Medtronic sheds 2,000 jobs worldwide, 500 in Minnesota

The layoffs come at a time when earnings were better than expected.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 08:31 AM

Minneapolis Heart Institute part of trial for dissolving stent

Absorb, by Abbott Labs, could be a significant upgrade, maybe transformational, if it works.

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Medtronic: Overtightening screw can damage wire that delivers therapy to brain

Two surgeons agree with manufacturer that damage to a deep brain stimulation device wouldn’t be life-threatening.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 05:14 PM

Medtronic's new device sparks war of words with Boston Scientific

Shortly after announcing FDA approval, Medtronic responded to jabs from rival Boston Scientific.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 02:53 PM

Obituary: James Mickman, 59, physician and humanitarian

Somewhere between his a-little-wild-and-crazy childhood and his discharge from the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman, Dr. James Mickman decided...

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 09:25 PM

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