Medtronic

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

Business
May 25

Medtronic adds Qualcomm to its growing diabetes partner list

It will work with Qualcomm to develop devices to transit glucose levels in real time.
Business
May 18
Sen. Al Franken, shown at the University of Minnesota, wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc. is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June.

Medtronic says failure to report Infuse data was unintentional

Franken, Klobuchar had sought explanation of how review was misplaced, findings unreported.
Business
May 18

Medtronic buys Smith & Nephew gynecology unit, invests in robotics firm

The medical device maker said gynecology is among the most underserved specialty procedure areas.
Business
May 11

Is more monitoring better for Type 1 diabetes patients?

The nonprofit Children's Minnesota health system is in the midst of a yearlong clinical trial looking at monitoring of hour-by-hour glucose trends each week, instead of each quarter
Business
May 4

Medtronic selects Karen Parkhill as new chief financial officer

Just a year after executing the biggest med-tech acquisition ever, Medtronic PLC is hiring a new chief financial officer with a deep background in banking.…
Business
April 23

Medtronic's Micra pacemaker wins approval for sale in U.S.

Medtronic PLC scored an industry first this month with U.S. approval to start selling its leadless pacemaker, Micra, which represents the first entry in what…
Business
April 20

Medtronic recalls breathing monitor batteries

One of the bedside breathing units overheated, caught fire.
Business
April 19

Minnesota Supreme Court agrees to hear Medtronic appeal in shareholder lawsuit

At issue is reinstatement of shareholder suit tied to company's "inversion."
Business
April 6

Medtronic: New inversion rules don't affect us

The Minnesota company's purchase of an Irish-based firm put it in the middle of the inversion debate.
Business
March 4

Medtronic argues Supreme Court should boot shareholder lawsuit

The plaintiff alleged company directors hid information about the move to Ireland and ignored a tax hit for its shareholders.
Business
March 1

Medtronic defends merger progress despite slipping profit margin

Medical device maker Medtronic PLC reported adjusted earnings of $1.06 per share Tuesday morning, meeting Wall Street expectations but dipping by 1 percent compared to the same quarter last year.
Business
February 27

Post-move Medtronic has been on the go

The device maker has made deals aplenty since shifting its HQ to Ireland.
Business
February 18

Noting unknowns, FDA panel urges scrutiny of tiny pacemakers

Tiny pacemakers, some Minnesota-made, will undergo deep scrutiny.
Business
February 17

Medtronic receives FDA approval for Parkinson's therapy

The OK allows for earlier treatment than before.
Business
February 13

FDA panel to determine how to best test new pacemakers from St. Jude, Medtronic

High hopes are riding on a new generation of tiny pacemakers, but the Minnesota med-tech companies that make them will be working this week to convince medical experts that the devices can be safely tested and eventually extracted from patients' hearts.
Business
February 8

Medtronic gets FDA approval for MRI-safe defibrillators

FDA gives company approval to sell MRI-safe CRT defibrillators.
Business
February 6

Medical device makers face challenge of falling prices

At a time when U.S. health care costs have been rising faster than inflation, the prices for many medical devices have been dropping.
Business
January 25

Minnesota appeals court revives legal challenge to Medtronic deal

An appeals panel said a lower court was wrong to throw out 11 claims tied to the deal that moved the company to Ireland.
Business
January 21

Tax settlement could cost Medtronic $220 million

Settlement would resolve leftover Covidien dispute.
Business
January 11

With $9 billion in freed-up funds, Medtronic plans to spend $5 billion on share buybacks

The company cited the Covidien merger for freeing up $9.3B that it can deliver to shareholders.
Business
December 15, 2015

Inspire Medical Systems making progress with its sleep-apnea treatment

Inspire Medical Systems product is being offered by more doctors and hospitals.
Business
December 14, 2015

FDA approves new uses for Medtronic's Infuse Bone Graft

Infuse, used in 1 million people since 2002, is company's largest product liability headache.
Local
December 3, 2015

Medtronic says it will decide soon how to spend $9.3 billion

The medical device giant must decide what to do with money freed by move, restructuring.
Business
November 30, 2015

Medtronic recalls InSync III pacemakers due to power-failure problem

Medtronic says battery problem affects 3 models of discontinued InSync III.
Business
November 18, 2015

Medtronic pays $110 million for Scotland-based Aircraft Medical

Aircraft Medical makes a laryngoscope that helps guide tubes in patients.