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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Wearable defibrillator can bridge the gap to implanted device

A lightweight defibrillator is an option for some patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a noninvasive way to...

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 12:00 PM

Medtronic’s CoreValve sales cleared in Germany

A German court reversed a lower court’s finding that Medtronic’s aortic valve infringed on another med-tech firm’s patent.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 09:30 PM

Device developed in Minneapolis has potential to help heart patients

A device developed in Minneapolis has the potential to help large numbers of heart patients – and create a $1...

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 04:39 PM

Medtronic wins FDA’s OK to expand use of lead software

Technology can now be used to monitor vital components of other makers’ heart devices.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 09:12 PM

Olympus med devices unit to move to new $37M site in Brooklyn Park

The medical devices firm said it will create 100 new jobs at a facility to be built near Hwy. 610.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 08:40 PM

Sunshine Heart's new device is heartening news

Sunshine Heart’s C-Pulse device, which could reverse heart damage in some patients, has a potential worldwide market of up to $1 billion, an analyst says.

Updated: November 03, 2013, - 06:30 PM

Boston Scientific closes on $275 million acquisition

Boston Scientific Corp. on Friday closed on its previously announced agreement to acquire Bard EP, the electrophysiology (EP) business of...

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Brooklyn Park closer to deal for Olympus manufacturing plant

If the deal is finalized, the med-tech company would build a Surgical Innovation Center in the city that would be home to 268 workers.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 09:14 PM

Neuromodulation field offers broad new horizons

The array of implantable devices is allowing more patients who suffer chronic pain and disability to enjoy active lifestyles that once seemed unimaginable.

Updated: October 27, 2013, - 08:14 AM

Boston Scientific’s stock drops on news that CFO is leaving

Despite a solid earnings report, analysts expressed concern about Jeffrey Capello’s departure.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 09:24 PM

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