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

Shoreview firm's reflux-fighting device still seeking insurance OK

Although its technology was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a Shoreview company has had a tough time getting insurance companies to sign off on it.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 08:22 PM

St. Cloud State programs foster med-tech careers

The university is offering master’s programs designed to turn out professionally trained workers for a growing industry.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Tiny Medtronic heart monitor gets first Minnesota patients

Twin Cities doctors now are implanting a Medtronic wireless heart monitor, smaller than a AAA battery, in hopes of finding...

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 05:34 AM

iPhone-compatible hearing aids hit market

An Apple-ReSound joint venture puts hearing aid technology on iPhone platform.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 07:42 PM

European office invalidates Edwards patent in Medtronic battle

The European Patent Office voided a patent by Edwards Lifesciences that threatened Medtronic’s CoreValve.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Feds: Chanhassen med-tech firm wouldn't hire women for sale jobs

Federal officials allege that PMT Corp. would not hire female salespeople, or those over 40.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 03:45 PM

Treadmill desks, wireless headsets make workers better, U study finds

The study, conducted by Avner Ben-Ner, a professor of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, found that treadmills increased productivity by nearly 10 percent.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 10:59 AM

Boston Scientific works to beef up revenue from emerging markets

The device maker has seen its emerging-market sales grow quickly in recent quarters, but it still lags behind many of...

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 11:02 AM

LVAD heart patients living longer, fuller lives

As more people are living longer with left ventricular assist devices, patients are opting to stay closer to home for their more-routine medical care.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Vitamin-sized pacemaker implanted for first time in U.S., Medtronic says

It's the tiniest pacemaker ever from Medtronic and its battery lasts for 10 years.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 08:31 PM

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