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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St. Jude starts U.S. test for its tiny pacemaker

The Nanostim was implanted directly into the heart of a patient in New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. The device is about one-tenth the size of a normal pacemaker.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 08:51 PM

At Boston Sci, a year of growth

Sales are rising fastest in emerging markets that now account for about one-tenth of the medical technology company’s business.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 09:23 PM

St. Jude Medical reorganizes its leadership

The integration continues moves started in August 2012, joining research and development and some other functions.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 05:36 AM

St. Jude Medical 4Q profit and sales rise

Company officials and industry analysts expect the trend to continue as new products and markets expand.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 09:18 PM

Obituary: Lynn Johnson built his life through hard work, focus on family and friends.

When Lynn Johnson passed away last Sunday after a long illness, family and associates say they didn’t just lose a...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 06:40 PM

Medtronic gets early FDA approval for transcatheter valve

The timing surprised the company, but the agency approved Medtronic’s self-expanding transcatheter valve on test results alone.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 08:46 PM

Jury finds Medtronic infringes on patent, sets $394M damages

Medtronic says it will appeal the ruling and fight any injunctions that keep it from entering the U.S. market for transcatheter aortic valves.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 05:44 AM

Starkey expo teaches hearing experts how to reach market

The Eden Prairie hearing aid manufacturer hosts the Las Vegas event to improve service to a notoriously reluctant customer base.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 09:13 PM

German prosthetics company moving 200 jobs out of Minnesota

About 200 jobs with Ottobock will be affected.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Medtronic halts trial of hypertension product after results fall short

Trials for its Symplicity hypertension device were halted after they showed it wasn't helping medication-resistant high blood pressure.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 03:28 PM

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