A couple of stories have been published in the past week that might be of interest to med-techers out there.

First, the Daily Mail out of London published this story about bears being used by Medtronic to study sudden cardiac arrest. The comments from the Brits are especially interesting, although a bit biting, no pun intended. (I find the bear research really fascinating.)

In addition, the Florida Times-Union writes here about Medtronic’s Xomed division getting tax breaks for a new facility in the Jacksonville area that will create 175 jobs.

And, the Seattle Times wrote a really interesting piece here about a whistleblower who exposed an alleged cozy relationship between doctors at a Washington military hospital and Boston Scientific.

Janet Moore covers medical technology for the Star Tribune.