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

Obituary: Mary Rehbein had genuine warmth

Mary Rehbein starred in feature films and was the voice of many radio ads.

Updated: June 28, 2012, - 09:39 PM

Tile Shop to combine with acquisition firm

Deal provides capital to promote growth.

Updated: June 27, 2012, - 10:18 AM

Insurance makes or breaks devices

OrthoCor's device alleviates knee pain and speeds healing. Now, the company just needs insurers to pony up.

Updated: June 26, 2012, - 09:46 PM

Survey blames FDA for eroding med-tech

Minnesota CEOs in the industry say they are likely to move jobs, investment overseas if agency's policies don't change.

Updated: June 18, 2012, - 09:04 PM

From the blogs: Implantable medical devices on the rise, GAO study says

Overall admission rates for orthopedic implantable medical devices (IMDs) were up substantially in 2009, compared with 2003, a new report by the U.S. General Accounting Office has found. Admission rate patterns for cardiac implantable medical devices were mixed.

Updated: June 16, 2012, - 03:22 PM

Minnesota serves as under-the-radar center for drug research

Despite state's prominence in drug testing, few who could benefit from early access to therapy know it exists.

Updated: June 15, 2012, - 09:19 PM

St. Jude settles U.S. suit, pays $3.65M

The federal government said the device maker didn't pay appropriate warranty credits.

Updated: May 31, 2012, - 09:17 PM

Eden Prairie firm wins approval to sell prostate imaging technology

ProUroCare says its device can help doctors detect possible prostate problems and map changes to the prostate over time.

Updated: May 26, 2012, - 05:10 PM

International growth helps Medtronic beat estimates

Med-tech firm will reduce the U.S. workforce by 1,000 but add 1,500 abroad in fiscal year 2013.

Updated: May 22, 2012, - 09:11 PM

A less-invasive way to replace heart valves

Analysts see a booming market for transcatheter heart valves. But most of the sales will be in Europe -- for now.

Updated: May 20, 2012, - 08:41 AM

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