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

Medtronic gets early FDA approval for transcatheter valve

The timing surprised the company, but the agency approved Medtronic’s self-expanding transcatheter valve on test results alone.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 08:46 PM

Jury finds Medtronic infringes on patent, sets $394M damages

Medtronic says it will appeal the ruling and fight any injunctions that keep it from entering the U.S. market for transcatheter aortic valves.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 05:44 AM

Starkey expo teaches hearing experts how to reach market

The Eden Prairie hearing aid manufacturer hosts the Las Vegas event to improve service to a notoriously reluctant customer base.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 09:13 PM

German prosthetics company moving 200 jobs out of Minnesota

About 200 jobs with Ottobock will be affected.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Medtronic halts trial of hypertension product after results fall short

Trials for its Symplicity hypertension device were halted after they showed it wasn't helping medication-resistant high blood pressure.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 03:28 PM

Sleep apnea trials favor Maple Grove firm's pacemaker-like device

Researchers call Inspire Medical Systems' device a viable for patients who can’t tolerate continuous airway pressure (CPAP) machines.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 06:00 AM

Medtronic buys N.J. firm that developed anti-infection technology

Purchase of Tyrx gives Medtronic a technology it says could save hospitals a lot of cash.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 09:39 AM

Settlement reached at Northern Tier Refinery in St. Paul Park

The two sides faced a midnight strike deadline at Northern Tier Energy, but a mediator helped them reach a deal.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 11:01 PM

New heart valve repair without open heart surgery

A Richfield woman becomes the first in the U. S. to have a leaky heart valve treated with an Abbott...

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 09:15 PM

New report shows impact of clinical trials in Minnesota

But critics say the report simply puts a positive face on an industry facing criticism for what it divulges –...

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 09:16 PM

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