St. Jude Medical

The Little Canada-based company develops medical technology, products and services that treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients.

April 15

Abbott faces more fallout over patients implanted with faulty St. Jude device

Recent FDA warning over seven patients implanted after recall could be a PR "black eye" for Abbott.
April 12
This Wednesday, July 22, 2015, photo shows St. Jude Medical corporate...

FDA sends St. Jude a warning over two high-profile device issues

The company was faulted for failing to investigate defibrillator battery problems and cybersecurity shortcomings.
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.
February 9

Abbott Labs halts use of HeartMate PHP blood pump after death, malfunctions

St. Jude Medical acquired the device in a 2015 deal and predicted it would be a key growth driver within five years.
February 2

St. Jude Medical MRI-safe pacemaker gets long-awaited FDA approval

Regulatory approval to sell the device should boost sales and Abbott Laboratories' bottom line.
January 25

Abbott CEO fields familiar questions about newly acquired St. Jude

FDA approval for some of its devices is on the way, company officials believe.
January 10

FDA says St. Jude heart devices vulnerable to hacking

FDA issues warning, but patch reportedly ready.
January 7

Up next for Abbott Labs: Make its blockbuster St. Jude deal pay off

The market will be watching closely to see if the two companies — which combined last week — can drive investment in the next technological ­breakthrough while managing high debt, working several other pending deals and ­melding differences in their corporate cultures.
January 4

Abbott Labs closes its acquisition of St. Jude Medical

Focus turns on integration teams from both companies that continue to work on the transition.
January 3

Abbott Labs expected to wrap up sale of St. Jude Medical

$25 billion deal is expected to become profitable for Abbott in the first year.
December 31, 2016

FDA guidelines for medical device cybersecurity call for all-out fight vs. hacking

If you want to prevent computer hackers from attacking medical devices, it's not enough to just design the best device you can before shipping it out the door.
December 30, 2016

Abbott Labs says it plans to wrap up St. Jude Medical deal Jan. 4

The closing follows months of regulatory review that required the companies to divest several proprietary devices.
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.
December 15, 2016

FDA approves St. Jude's EnSite Precision heart-mapping system

New product can treat atrial fibrillation more quickly.
November 4, 2016

Old versions of heart device implanted after battery problem known

Although St. Jude had fixed the problem in 2015 that led to a recall of the devices, the company kept selling its stock of older units.
October 25, 2016

St. Jude, short-seller trade blame in cybersecurity case

Filings in cybersecurity lawsuit come just before shareholders vote on the sale to Abbott.
October 19, 2016
St. Jude Medical, with its corporate headquarters in Little Canada, is the second-largest medical device maker based in the Twin Cities.

New cybersecurity allegations emerge as St. Jude Medical reports mixed quarterly results

Sales of pacemakers and defibrillators fell, but overall revenue surged.
October 18, 2016

St. Jude, Abbott plan to sell vascular closure products to Terumo if merger goes through

Japan's Terumo is perched to buy them for $1.1 billion.
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.
October 12, 2016

St. Jude stock stable after heart device battery disclosure

Analysts see limited impact to revenue despite lingering questions.
October 11, 2016

St. Jude warns that batteries in up to 350K heart devices could fail

Minnesota-based St. Jude Medical said today that nearly 350,000 defibrillators implanted in patients may be prone to short-circuiting in a way that causes the device to fail unexpectedly. Two deaths have been associated with the devices failing.
October 10, 2016

Facing criminal charges, former St. Jude executive seeks access to company files

Bryan C. Szweda, who was an executive at St. Jude Medical before being charged last year with embezzling $140,000, wants to pry open his former…
September 3, 2016

So far, St. Jude Medical weathering cybersecurity scrutiny

A report saying its devices lacked needed safeguards has so far proved untrue.
August 30, 2016
On Tuesday morning, St. Jude, based in Little Canada, issued a statement rebutting a video published on by Muddy Waters the day before.

St. Jude Medical fires back at short seller over device claims

Recent claims about hackers being able to remotely shut down pacemakers and defibrillators from St. Jude Medical don't appear supported by evidence offered so far, an independent analysis has found.
August 29, 2016

Short-seller publicizes video claiming to show a hack of St. Jude pacemaker

Muddy Waters raised the ante in its bid to devalue St. Jude's stock.