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

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

Medtronic's itty-bitty pacemaker is implanted directly inside the heart

The tiny device is about the size of a large vitamin tablet and is one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Younger patients find more-durable options for artificial hips and knees

A British med-tech company is showing growth with a longer-lasting material for artificial hips and knees.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 10:43 AM

Medtronic device is used to research deep-brain stimulation

The new technology may allow doctors to better treat Parkinson’s disease.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 09:22 PM

St. Jude to test chronic pain control without the tingling

The Little Canada-based company is beginning to enroll U.S. patients in a clinical study of its new spinal cord stimulation system, which delivers what it calls burst stimulation.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 05:45 AM

For outdoors stores, Black Friday is busy but sane

Shoppers appreciated the less-frenzied atmosphere as they sought bargains on outdoor equipment.

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 08:57 PM

New research showing possible causes of stroke after heart procedures

A Minneapolis cardiologist and a Berkeley professor are teaming to use flow dynamics and supercomputers to find out why some heart patients may be prone.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 10:21 AM

Medtronic revenue growing as products come on the market

The Fridley medical device firm expects continued growth as cardiac and vascular products turn corner to profitability.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 05:31 AM

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