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

Less-invasive aortic valve replacement proves superior in Medtronic study

A study of patients considered high risk for open heart surgery to replace their aortic valve could add new momentum...

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 08:32 AM

Minnetonka med-tech firm brings scanning into operating room

IMRIS is touting the cost savings of fewer follow-up surgeries to sell its surgical suites.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 05:03 PM

FDA report shows medical device recalls climbing

The number of medical device recalls nearly doubled between 2003 and 2012, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 08:58 PM

President of LifeScience Alley trade group is stepping down

Chief operating officer named to lead association, representing med-tech and bioscience firms.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 09:16 PM

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

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