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But not all are sold on letting consumers purchase low-cost devices without a prescription.
The 10-year agreement is aimed at creating jointly held intellectual property.
Medtronic and St. Jude are rolling out upbeat trial results for key products.
Gillette Children's has designed a unit that helps kids recovering from surgery to move around on their own terms.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development support is a $345,000 grant from its Job Creation Fund.
New programming makes the latest version of the device more accurate.
The plea is expected to allow Bryan Szweda to avoid jail time.
The company was already Minnesota's top biotech player. New management is thinking big.
The Lotus valve replacement system is for sale in Europe and under clinical testing in the U.S.
The medical device maker reaffirmed its full-year guidance, citing product launches in the current quarter.
The acquisition follows last year's $25 million financing round.
The FDA requires "postmarket" surveillance for medical devices. But researchers and regulators say the system is deeply flawed, exposing patients and doctors to greater risks.
Zift Medical, a startup in Fridley, believes its work can improve the process for having a brow lift
St. Jude Medical acquired the device in a 2015 deal and predicted it would be a key growth driver within five years.
Money in 2016 trailed off amid concern over fate of the Affordable Care Act.
Paul B. Pedersen was a boy of about 5, sitting next to the tar road near the family farmhouse in Ringsted, Iowa, when he had…
Adventium Labs is working on tools to help.
Medical device maker beat the forecasts, showed broad sales growth.
Regulatory approval to sell the device should boost sales and Abbott Laboratories' bottom line.
The open enrollment period to buy a 2017 health plan has been extended for one week.
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Life as a senior took many things from Irv English — teeth, independence, a sense of home — but it never took away his positive…
The device is much smaller than traditional pacemakers and can be implanted inside the heart without open-chest surgery.
FDA approval for some of its devices is on the way, company officials believe.
FDA issues warning, but patch reportedly ready.
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.
Focus turns on integration teams from both companies that continue to work on the transition.
$25 billion deal is expected to become profitable for Abbott in the first year.
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.
The closing follows months of regulatory review that required the companies to divest several proprietary devices.
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…
Roseville's EnteroMedics thinks a new study will help its case with insurers.
New product can treat atrial fibrillation more quickly.
Maker of SleepSack will still use brand to market.
A "simple" plastic cap made in Maple Grove could reduce the infection rate for patients.
Outside contractor hired to replace Columbia Heights jobs.
The picture presented at a University of Minnesota event was of two scientific communities running in tandem: One is run by and for patients, focused on their immediate needs, while the other is comprised of big companies and research groups.
The pact with University Hospitals Cleveland medical Center is Medtronic's first integrated health solutions agreement in the U.S.
The company said it believes sales woes will be temporary as new products drive a recovery.
Boston is paying $210 million cash for the company, and says it's evaluating strategic options for one of EndoChoice's key products.
Maple Grove's Inspire Medical Systems uses an electric stimulator similar to a pacemaker to treat sleep apnea and snoring.
Omar Ishrak is among the leaders who assured employees of commitment to core values.
The FDA is grappling with how far companies can go in touting uses that haven't been studied.
They want freer exchanges on unapproved uses; critics are leery.
Physician says that research is decreasing due to regulations.
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was founded four years ago by Masimo CEO Joe Kiani.
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.
A clinical trial has yet to show that its Synergy stent outperforms cheaper rivals, but device maker insists time will tell
The latest deaths follow more than a dozen problems with the implanted SynchroMed II.
Seven reports of lost telemetry and pacing output have been reported from the device maker's Nanostim leadless pacemaker.
The company said its medical-surgical group paced sales growth in the third quarter.
Filings in cybersecurity lawsuit come just before shareholders vote on the sale to Abbott.
The agency wants examples of what the rules should be regarding medical products.
Sales of pacemakers and defibrillators fell, but overall revenue surged.
New thinking helps health firms control always-rising expenses.
Agency says it wants to work with firms if hackers target medical hardware.
"Physicians might change their minds if they knew how many problems there really were," said a former FDA official who left the agency to found a search engine that tracks device performance.
Minneapolis medical conference will address why men and women are treated differently for heart attacks
Med-tech conference will look at treatment disparities for the sexes.
As health care costs soar, industry will seek solutions.
Analysts see limited impact to revenue despite lingering questions.
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.
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…
The company said extra material might have been left inside some devices.
Shareholders say their tax hit was unfair, but the company argues state law doesn't allow them to pursue their case.
The three firms that made the seven devices haven't been identified, so the implications for Minnesota firms are not clear.
Med-tech pioneer Manny Villafaña is continuing his quest for a blood vessel that could revolutionize coronary bypass surgery
Problems with the HVAD pump can happen when moisture interacts with its electronic components.
The latest version of the firm's MiniMed unit can learn, react to a patient's personal needs.
U team hopes device can replace defective arteries, eliminating the need for multiple surgeries.
The Georgia company reported sales of $72.3 million in 2015, up 18 percent from the previous year.
Patients would like units that don't need to be replaced as often, but a greater cost and size limit their value to manufacturers.
The market for robotic systems used in surgeries is expected to grow rapidly in coming years.
It alleges a short-seller and partners drove down stock with false claims.
A report saying its devices lacked needed safeguards has so far proved untrue.
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.
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