James Walsh

Reporter | St. Paul and Ramsey County
Phone: 651-925-5041
James Walsh covers news in St. Paul and Ramsey County.

Recent content from James Walsh

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

Sleep apnea trials favor Maple Grove firm's pacemaker-like device

Researchers call Inspire Medical Systems' device a viable for patients who can’t tolerate continuous airway pressure (CPAP) machines.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 06:00 AM

Medtronic buys N.J. firm that developed anti-infection technology

Purchase of Tyrx gives Medtronic a technology it says could save hospitals a lot of cash.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 09:39 AM

Settlement reached at Northern Tier Refinery in St. Paul Park

The two sides faced a midnight strike deadline at Northern Tier Energy, but a mediator helped them reach a deal.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 11:01 PM

New heart valve repair without open heart surgery

A Richfield woman becomes the first in the U. S. to have a leaky heart valve treated with an Abbott...

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

New report shows impact of clinical trials in Minnesota

But critics say the report simply puts a positive face on an industry facing criticism for what it divulges –...

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Medtronic's itty-bitty pacemaker is implanted directly inside the heart

The tiny device is about the size of a large vitamin tablet and is one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Younger patients find more-durable options for artificial hips and knees

A British med-tech company is showing growth with a longer-lasting material for artificial hips and knees.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 10:43 AM

Medtronic device is used to research deep-brain stimulation

The new technology may allow doctors to better treat Parkinson’s disease.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 09:22 PM

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