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

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

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

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