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Medtronic, founded in a Minneapolis garage in 1949 by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie, is the world’s leading maker of medical devices.
Our Mission has not changed since Earl Bakken wrote it in 1960: To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.
More than 9 million lives are enhanced every year by a Medtronic product or therapy; that’s one every three seconds.
Medtronic is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and operates in more than 140 countries. The company employs 46,000 people, including 5,800 scientists and engineers, pursuing research and innovation that has led to more than 28,000 patents.
|03/10/14||Medtronic Seeking Long-Distance Runners Who Benefit From Medical Technology|
|"Global Heroes" Receive Entry and Travel to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or Medtronic TC 10 Mile in October MINNEAPOLIS - March 10, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today applications are open to runners around the world who benefit from medical technology to represent their country on the 2014 Medtronic Global Heroes team. Up to 25 runners will be selected to receive a paid entry for themselves and a guest to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC ... |
|03/06/14||Medtronic CFO Gary Ellis to Speak at Barclays Global Healthcare Conference|
|MINNEAPOLIS - Mar 6, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), the world's leading medical technology company, today announced it will participate in the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Miami. Gary Ellis, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Medtronic, will make a presentation about Medtronic beginning at 4:15 p.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. CDT). A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on March 12, 2014, by clicking on the Investors lin... |
|03/06/14||Medtronic Wins European Patent Office Ruling|
|MINNEAPOLIS - March 6, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) has invalidated, in its entirety, the Edwards Lifesciences EP2055266 Spenser patent which was the basis for the Aug. 26, 2013 injunction prohibiting sales of the CoreValve® System in Germany. In its ruling, the EPO in The Hague said the entire patent is invalid and therefore revoked. "Medtronic is very pleased with this ruling as it will ensure that patients across Europe who n... |
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