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The device maker isn't commenting on litigation but has defended the safety of its stapling systems in a report filed with regulators.
No significant damage was reported. Operations were halted as employees assessed their own situations and tended to personal needs.
Plants using ethylene oxide to sterilize medical devices face scrutiny, as ETO is now called carcinogenic
The 62-year-old had 17 surgeries over a decade to rid his leg of a stubborn infection that lingered after knee-implant surgery. He had no way of knowing his eventual cure lay in a bacteria-killing virus known as a "phage," found writhing in a sewer treatment plant.
Former Mayo doctor's Bloomington startup helping hospitals with complicated prior authorization process
Verata is using artificial intelligence to speed prior authorization process.
A software problem with the Smiths Medical devices deemed potentially dangerous or lethal.
The proposal follows revelations about vulnerabilities in computer systems at Minnesota Blue Cross.
The FDA-approved single-use device could soon replace those that are reused on patients.
Medtronic said motors in some SynchroMed II models can seize up.
Protecting its 2.8 million users' info is a top priority, the insurer says, and "efforts are ongoing."
For-profit venture, called Avobis Bio, hopes to market promising stem cell therapy for Crohn's disease.
A world traveler, the Minneapolis man died in his beloved Toyota Land Cruiser while trying to avoid another vehicle that hit a deer.
Aim is to replicate clinic's care in Abu Dhabi center.
Medtronic issues warning regarding its MiniMed 600-series devices.
Medtronic's drug-coated device is to keep kidney patients' vessels open.
Vyriad, a company in southeastern Minnesota that is designing viruses to selectively kill cancer cells, has signed a major agreement with the biotech drugmaker Regeneron…
The medical device maker saw growth across all four product groups.
Goal is to move toward value-based care.
Robert Ford played key role in St. Jude merger.
Boston Scientific's Watchman has become a key tool in treating patients with atrial fibrillation
The dental-supplies firm won't have to pay a fine.
Pursuit Vascular, a Maple Grove company whose small venous-access caps can make a big difference in warding off devastating infections, is being acquired by a…
Despite pressure on several fronts, medical device maker Boston Scientific reported quarterly results that were above market expectations on Wednesday, lifting the stock 5%, to…
A push to value-based care may not treat all device categories the same under the proposal.
In 2019, Caitlin Block has paid as much as $552 a month to buy insulin, a drug she needs to stay alive. The 30-year-old Coon…
About 50 at New Hope facility will lose their jobs.
The new accelerator program will help small-tech firms learn how to apply for funding.
About 500 people would receive settlements from the fund for those who say they were harmed by the SynchroMed II: documents.
Device maker's product would assist in surgeries, be on market in 2 years.
Thousands of Minnesotans received the messages saying the e-mail address used to contact them had changed, but Allina is assuring patients that nothing was changed and no data were breached.
He became dedicated later in life to a little-known rosary called the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows.
SubioMed's device uses a mechanism that makes it easier to walk in a cast or a brace, and reduce lingering pain.
$55 million plan is to turn the property into a research site for children's brain health.
Manufacturers seek answers to growth decline of promising alternative to addictive drugs.
A new class of structural heart devices is undergoing testing by Abbott Northwestern patients.
Geoff Martha needs to improve shareholder returns and grow revenue in a tough market.
Executive Vice President Geoff Martha, who led the Covidien acquisition, will succeed him.
The market has been fundamentally changed by the rise of lice that are resistant to the common over-the-counter treatments.
Blue Cross is the latest insurer in Minnesota to change insulin coverage for next year.
Device maker touts a product pipeline that includes a dual-chamber tiny pacemaker.
Jobs will be added in Minnesota to manage treatments, devices acquired in the deal for BTG.
CardioMech AS is building its team in Minnesota and plans a funding round soon for its mitral-valve repair system.
The Minneapolis-based health plan's move comes on heels of similar Medica benefit.
Carolyn Pare has led the not-for-profit health care group for 20 years.
An Ohio medical center reported a "significant" number of false positives with a Medtronic device and is working with the company on solutions.
Stents and balloons coated with the drug can remain on the market for PAD.
The insurer said it will absorb the cost of spending caps for as many as 6,500 members.
Judged tossed 5,000 cases alleging body warmers caused post-surgical infections.
Judge said plaintiffs failed to prove that the warming device caused patient infections.
The PBM says integrating medical data with prescribing data allows its program to cast a wider net.
Dr. Craig Samitt says use of contractor is an effort to rein in rising costs, unnecessary care.
Company founded by former UnitedHealth execs plans to double its locations nationally.
The company's latest results narrowly beat Wall Street expectations.
A Minneapolis firm is offering electronic-visit verification on an easy-to-use platform for home health care providers.
Hospitals see aggressive denial of coverage; insurer says that its contractor ensures best practice.
While its medical device franchise is growing at a healthy rate overall, Abbott Laboratories is working quarter by quarter to unlock the growth potential of…
The insurer defended rules that the Minnesota Hospital Association said may violate state law.
It was a baby shower unlike any other.Late last month, guests bearing baby gifts arrived at the Plymouth home of John and Kathe Hetterick, whose…
Alert says Medtronic's MiniMed device could malfunction on airplanes.
Reprise Biomedical will focus on device maker's hernia and wound-repair products.
Minnesota-made system has created long-lasting pain relief in trials.
Medtronic is warning thousands of users worldwide that the devices may contain a serious cybersecurity vulnerability allowing a malicious hacker to change drug-delivery settings.
The previously undisclosed records were filed by device makers from 1999 to April.
Experts worry that its use for blocked leg arteries is linked to patient deaths.
Seek more data to assess a rise in deaths and update product labels to reflect potential deaths, experts tell regulators after 2-day hearing.
Paclitaxel-coated variation proved troubling after a close look at trial results.
The cost of components from Mexico could soar by tens of millions a month.
NONFICTION: "Code Blue" reveals long-standing, intractable problems.
A recent study bolstered an 'ultra thin' model developed by a German device maker, but Medtronic and Boston Sci aren't convinced.
Device maker says insulin pump can reduce roller coaster of highs and lows.
Doctors and other health professionals can’t learn everything in the classroom — at least half of a student’s undergraduate medical education happens in hospitals and…
CEO calls the performance a "solid finish" to fiscal year.
Some 37,000 defibrillator reports at issue; Medtronic says doctors notified.
Microsoft has made available a security patch for operating systems, even those it doesn't support anymore, to prevent a ransomware attack.
In a first, Minnesota medical device maker CVRx presented data at an influential medical meeting over the weekend showing that its implantable Barostim Neo electric-stimulation…