Medtronic

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

Business
June 24

Reaching deep into the brain to treat strokes

Minnesota is a big player in the growing market for tools that are less invasive.
Business
June 10

Medtronic's Tyrx envelopes aimed at reducing heart device infections

In a push to increase use of its Tyrx envelope, company vows to share replacement cost should an infection set in.
Business
June 5

FDA approves cerebral protection system for heart-valve replacements

It screens particles that can travel to brain during aortic valve procedures.
Business
June 3

Med-tech industry watching battle over stent prices in India

India's government has ordered a big price cut; device firms are threatening to leave.
Business
May 27
Terry Williams, a former Medtronic engineer who says he helped invent...

Making pacemakers easier on the heart may come down to connections

Challenging pacemaker-placing method creates a more natural heartbeat
Business
May 25
Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak said the sale shows the medical device manufacturer’s commitment to “disciplined portfolio management.”

Medtronic beats estimates, then draws shrug with earnings outlook

The medical device giant's guidance for year ahead is viewed by some as conservative.
Business
April 6

Medtronic says it is recalling StrataMR valve

Valve was approved for use less than a year ago.
Business
April 5

Medtronic begins to roll out state-of-the-art insulin pump

Medtronic's 670G device reads the blood-glucose level, makes a high-low prediction, then adjusts insulin dose.
Business
March 19

Medtronic, St. Jude tout favorable test results for heart devices at expo in D.C.

Medtronic and St. Jude are rolling out upbeat trial results for key products.
Business
March 13

Medtronic heart monitor gets FDA approval

New programming makes the latest version of the device more accurate.
Business
February 21

'Confident' Medtronic third-quarter results beat Wall St. expectations

The medical device maker reaffirmed its full-year guidance, citing product launches in the current quarter.
Business
January 26

Medicare to cover implants of Medtronic's Micra pacemaker

The device is much smaller than traditional pacemakers and can be implanted inside the heart without open-chest surgery.
Business
December 28, 2016

Appeals court revives Medtronic shareholder suit over Infuse

Medtronic was dealt a legal setback Wednesday when a federal appeals court reinstated litigation from investment funds claiming that the medical device company misled investors…
Business
December 24, 2016

Device makers with big Minnesota ties are focus of Medicare audit

Medicare watchdog office looks into products from firms with Minnesota ties.
Business
December 9, 2016

Medtronic eliminating some Twin Cities jobs in favor of contractor

Outside contractor hired to replace Columbia Heights jobs.
Business
November 29, 2016

Medtronic in deal to help run labs in Cleveland medical center

The pact with University Hospitals Cleveland medical Center is Medtronic's first integrated health solutions agreement in the U.S.
Business
November 22, 2016
Medtronic's Fridley headquarters.

Medtronic stock down as its second-quarter revenue comes up short

The company said it believes sales woes will be temporary as new products drive a recovery.
Business
November 18, 2016

Medtronic CEO reaches out to workers after election

Omar Ishrak is among the leaders who assured employees of commitment to core values.
Business
November 10, 2016

FDA hearing on off-labels use of devices explores risks to patients

The FDA is grappling with how far companies can go in touting uses that haven't been studied.
Business
November 4, 2016
Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak waited to taker the stage at LifeScience All...

Medtronic agrees to share data in patient-safety effort

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was founded four years ago by Masimo CEO Joe Kiani.
Business
November 3, 2016

Is there such a thing as a luxury stent? Boston Scientific thinks so

A clinical trial has yet to show that its Synergy stent outperforms cheaper rivals, but device maker insists time will tell
Business
November 1, 2016

Two additional patient deaths linked to Medtronic infusion pump

The latest deaths follow more than a dozen problems with the implanted SynchroMed II.
Business
October 18, 2016

Medical firms are using Big Data for a common cause

New thinking helps health firms control always-rising expenses.
Business
October 15, 2016

Soaring health care costs will bring Mayo, Medtronic, UnitedHealth together at Mpls. conference

As health care costs soar, industry will seek solutions.
Business
October 5, 2016

State's high court hears arguments in legal challenge to Medtronic-Covidien deal

Shareholders say their tax hit was unfair, but the company argues state law doesn't allow them to pursue their case.