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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 49,000 people, including 5,800 scientists and engineers, pursuing research and innovation that has led to more than 28,000 patents.

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10/14/14Medtronic Announces FDA Approval of Pacing Lead for Full-Body MRI Scans
CapSureFix Novus(TM) MRI SureScan ® 5076 Pacing Lead Approved for MR-Conditional Use in Patients with Slow Heartbeat MINNEAPOLIS - October 14, 2014 -- Medtronic today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its CapSureFix Novus(TM) MRI SureScan® 5076 Lead for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The lead is approved for MRI scans positioned on any region of the body when paired with a Medtronic dual-chamber MR-conditional pacemaker. The 5076 lead, previously appro... 
10/14/14Medtronic Begins Pivotal Study of First Predictive Low Glucose Management Technology for People with Diabetes
In-Clinic Study Marks Critical Step Toward an Artificial Pancreas and Key Milestone Toward U.S. Commercialization MINNEAPOLIS - October 14, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) today announced that the first patients have been enrolled in an investigational device exemption (IDE) study of its breakthrough Predictive Low Glucose Management (PLGM) technology, marking a critical step toward development of an artificial pancreas in the U.S. market. The trial will evaluate the safety of its next-genera... 
10/13/14Medtronic CoreValve System Shows Exceptional Outcomes and Valve Performance in TAVI Patients Treated Via Direct Aortic Access
Late-Breaking ADVANCE Direct Aortic Study Presented at EACTS Reaffirms CoreValve System's Positive Performance with Low Mortality and Stroke MINNEAPOLIS and MILAN - Oct. 13, 2014 -Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced positive data from nine European centers in a study of the direct aortic approach (through the upper chest) with the CoreValve® System is a safe and effective alternative for aortic stenosis patients at increased risk for surgery who are not suitable for transcatheter aortic... 
Medtronic in the News
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10/03/14British runners among Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon’s Global Heroes – Athletics Weekly
05/03/14Med-Tech Industry is Booming in China – Minneapolis Star Tribune
02/18/14The 50 Smartest Companies for 2014 – MIT Technology Review
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