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

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Medtronic scores a win in executive payments case

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 25 2014 - 7:43 AM

A federal judge will not block $63 million in payments to Medtronic executives tied to the Fridley-based devicemaker’s plans to move legal headquarters to Ireland.But the company’s...

Medtronic, St. Jude roll out enhanced devices to restore normal heart rhythms

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 22 2014 - 10:13 AM

When shocking an out-of-sync heart, having more points of electrical contact between a device and the patient gives doctors better options to force a failing cardiac muscle to beat in rhythm...

China, South Korea approve Medtronic-Covidien deal

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 4 2014 - 9:09 PM

Chinese and South Korean antitrust officials have signed off on Medtronic’s $42.9 billion acquisition of Dublin-based health care supplier Covidien, providing the last of a dozen government...

Computer hackers taking aim at insider information at health care companies

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 1 2014 - 9:27 PM

A surgically precise e-mail hacking effort is targeting health care companies in an effort to steal corporate secrets for insider stock trading.While the hacking techniques are relatively common,...

In unusual move, devicemaker crowdfunds its high blood pressure therapy

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 29 2014 - 2:00 PM

About 50 million Americans pop a pill to control high blood pressure, and medical device companies are vying to design a high-tech drug-free alternative for hypertension.All three of Minnesota’s big...

Vascular Solutions backs its indicted CEO

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 29 2014 - 2:00 PM

Howard Root had 30 minutes to pitch his Maple Grove company, Vascular Solutions Inc., at a widely followed New York med-tech conference earlier this month. But before he could tout a decade of...

Medtronic's acquisition of Covidien step closer to completion

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 27 2014 - 6:27 AM

Medtronic Inc.’s proposed $42.9 billion acquisition of Ireland-based Covidien is a step closer to completion with a proposed settlement announced Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission.The...

In era of growing risk, emphasis grows on medical device data

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 20 2014 - 6:27 AM

Don’t bother with the marketing pitch. Suzanne Belinson wants to see the hard data.Belinson is executive director of Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Clinical Effectiveness Center, which has...

Medtronic meets earnings targets in its second quarter

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 18 2014 - 9:16 PM

Medical device firm Medtronic Inc. turned in a solid quarter of growth and saw its stock price quickly rise Tuesday in what could turn out to be its last earnings report as a U.S....

Schafer: Killing tax on devices won't bring back jobs

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 15 2014 - 5:15 PM

One of the most reviled taxes in recent memory, the medical device excise tax, seems to be near the end of its short life.Enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act, it’s been under fire from...

New research says Medtronic's InFuse safe for most patients

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 14 2014 - 8:59 PM

The genetically modified bone-growth compound used in Fridley-based Medtronic’s InFuse spinal-fusion devices increases risks of cancer when used in high doses with high-risk patients, but...

Medtronic says costs rising for its Covidien deal

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 11 2014 - 9:04 AM

Medtech giant Medtronic has formally agreed to borrow more than $16 billion from a group of lenders led by Bank of America to acquire health care supplier Covidien early next year.Executives at...

J&J still seeing red over Boston Sci's 2006 acquisition of Guidant

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 9 2014 - 2:00 PM

Nine years ago Boston Scientific Corp. prevented its fierce health care competitor Johnson & Johnson from buying Guidant — the heart-device company with a big Twin Cities presence — for a...

With Republican Senate, many eye a device-tax repeal

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 5 2014 - 9:36 PM

Tuesday’s Republican victories in Washington inspired strong optimism among medical device companies in Minnesota and nationwide for a repeal of the 2.3 percent sales tax on their...

Medtronic deal to spur charitable giving

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 2 2014 - 6:52 AM

The pain felt by many longtime Medtronic Inc. shareholders is turning into a big gain for their favorite charities.Longtime holders of stock in Fridley’s medical technology giant were stunned...

Rating firms ponder Medtronic downgrades over new tax rules

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 29 2014 - 5:38 AM

Two Wall Street rating firms expect to downgrade Medtronic Inc.’s debt because the company will have to borrow $13.5 billion more than it expected to buy health care supplier Covidien and move...

Medtronic device helps downsize the shame over incontinence

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 26 2014 - 8:17 AM

Bluetooth is commonly used for yammering on the phone or driving a computer cursor.Jennifer LaForest used it to regulate the secret electrical impulses traveling up and down her spine.LaForest, 26,...

Medical device security a hot topic at FDA workshop

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 21 2014 - 9:39 PM

Medical devices, whether an insulin pump inside a diabetic’s body or a diagnostic scanner in a hospital, come seeded with cybersecurity vulnerabilities that are becoming more widely known every...

Class-action lawsuit over Infuse could put Medtronic-Covidien deal at risk

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 12 2014 - 6:32 AM

A federal judge in Minneapolis has pushed forward a lawsuit involving Medtronic Inc.’s problematic Infuse bone growth product that could complicate the company’s controversial $43 billion...

Medtronic will run Covidien as separate division

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 11 2014 - 7:56 AM

Health care supply company Covidien PLC will remain mostly intact as a separate division of Medtronic Inc. after the proposed $43 billion deal to merge the two companies under a new Irish parent.With...

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