The Fridley-based company makes cardiovascular, cardiac rhythm, neurological, spinal, diabetes and surgical medical device technologies and therapies.

July 11

Medtronic paid millions to docs to back Infuse

Controversial back-pain treatment has sparked hundreds of patient injury lawsuits.
July 10

Devicemakers from Minnesota paid hospitals, docs $211M in 2014

National data show state firms’ payments to doctors and hospitals.
June 29

Clot-removal devices recommended for some stroke patients

Medtronic makes one of two devices approved for use in the U.S. for removing blood clots.
June 27

Devicemakers play catch-up with real-time glucose monitoring

Families wanted glucose data in real time. So they made it happen.
June 24

Medtronic recalls tracheostomy tubes for kids after injury reports

The tracheostomy tubes caused breathing troubles for some.
June 22

Medtronic's buying spree continues with Calif. company

Latest acquisition is a California firm that makes devices that secure grafts inside the aorta.
June 19

Medtronic buys 3-D mapping device for the heart

Vest filled with sensors is used to map bioelectrical activity that makes the heart beat.
June 17

New pitch for Medtronic heart device: fewer return trips to hospital

Medtronic said patients who receive its latest heart device are less likely to be readmitted.
June 5

Medtronic partners with Samsung on diabetes device

Partnership is producing an app to allow users to find out glucose levels on smartphones.
June 2
Medtronic's Chinese headquarters in Shanghai.

Strong dollar hurting Medtronic's growth

The medical device maker adjusted its prior-year results to make it easier for investors to understand its performance with the acquisition of Covidien.
June 1
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Medtronic hints at future strategy: emerging markets and more acquisitions

The company is expected to talk about its outlook for the year as it announces results Tuesday.
May 29

Inventing in the big leagues: Medtronic's top scientist on its tiny pacemaker

In 1970, the Journal of Electrocardiology published an article by Ohio researcher Dr. J. William Spickler, who claimed to have designed a pacemaker small enough…
May 23

St. Jude facing safety questions regarding tiny new pacemaker

Physicians, and some stock analysts, are closely watching the safety profile of tiny novel pacemakers like the Nano­stim in ongoing studies. Implants of the device have been halted in Europe after several became dislodged.
May 19

Medtronic reports sales jump, sees profit at high end of guidance

Financial performance since acquisition was better than expected.
April 27

FDA deal sharply limits Medtronic infusion pump manufacturing, sales

FDA said the company has failed to fix problems with the SynchroMed II device.
April 27

April 11: FDA approves Medtronic's CoreValve for broader use

The therapy is attractive for frail patients because it avoids the need to cut open the chest.
April 27

April 3: Medical device maker Medtronic buys Dutch diabetes clinic

Medtronic PLC is buying a Dutch diabetes clinic and research center, a modest but strategically significant acquisition for the global medical device giant.
April 24

Boston Scientific enrolls first patient in trial for high blood pressure therapy

Billions in profits at stake as big players seek to prove renal denervation therapy works.
April 17

Two more papers support Medtronic clot-removal therapy for strokes

Studies show removal of clots with Solitaire device may be more effective than drugs alone.
April 15

Medtronic gets European approval for smallest pacemaker

Medtronic joins crosstown rival St. Jude Medical Inc. in speeding toward full commercial approval from the Food and Drug Administration for U.S. sales.
April 2

Medtronic pays $4.4 million to settle government lawsuit

The med-tech company was charged with selling spinal surgery devices to the U.S. military that were made in China and Malaysia, in violation of U.S. law.
April 1

Medtronic to relaunch clinical trial for therapy to control high blood pressure

This follows the earlier failure of their renal denervation trial.
March 27

Medtronic acquires hearing-aid technology that transmits sound through the skin

Sophono Inc. makes a hearing device implant that transmits sound through the skin.
March 20

Minnesota heart device makers tout approvals, advances

Local companies tout approvals, products, outcomes in time for cardiologists’ annual meeting.
March 16

A high-stakes heart-valve race

Boston Scientific, Medtronic and St. Jude are in the competition over a medical technology niche poised to balloon to $4 billion in global sales five years from now.