Joe Carlson

Reporter | Medical technology
Phone: 612-673-4779
Joe Carlson writes about medical technology and the Minnesota companies that design and sell healthcare devices. A Twin Cities native, he most recently covered the business of healthcare for Modern Healthcare magazine in Chicago.

Recent content from Joe Carlson

Target's exit from Canada likely bad for landlords; some suppliers should do OK

The landlords of Target’s 130 leased retail stores in Canada are likely to be among the biggest losers in a...

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 09:39 PM

Roseville firm's weight loss device first in 7 years to receive FDA approval

Roseville company wins FDA approval for implant that signals brain not to crave food.

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 09:54 PM

St. Jude Medical says it will meet earnings expectations

The company also said it will begin a $500 million stock buyback program.

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 09:46 PM

Biotech company with Mayo Clinic roots signs licensing deal

Omnis signed agreement with global drugmaker AstraZeneca.

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 09:46 PM

Shareholders approve Medtronic deal to buy Covidien

Shareholders approve deal as executives tout jobs and opponents criticize tax hit.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 08:49 PM

Medtronic gets approval for drug-coated balloon

Drug-coated balloons projected to sell well for the Fridley firm amid its Covidien acquisition.

Updated: January 05, 2015, - 07:14 PM

Shareholders to vote on Medtronic-Covidien deal

Medtronic and Covidien stock owners will weigh in this week on the much-debated $48 billion merger.

Updated: January 04, 2015, - 08:05 PM

Going deep inside the lungs

Latest technology developed by a unit of Covidien Inc. lets cancer doctors guide scopes through labyrinthine airways without cutting tissue.

Updated: January 03, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota investment board withholds support of Medtronic-Covidien deal

Critics said the deal would allow Medtronic to avoid taxes while providing preferential tax breaks to executives.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 09:04 PM

Minnesota investment board withholds support of Medtronic-Covidien deal

Critics said the deal would allow Medtronic avoid taxes while providing preferential treatment to executives.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 08:04 PM

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