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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.

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08/27/14Medtronic Acquires NGC Medical to Strengthen Its Integrated Health Solutions Portfolio
NGC's Hospital Managed Services Business Adds to Medtronic's Growing Healthcare Services and Solutions Portfolio TOLOCHENAZ - August 27, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of NGC Medical S.p.A. (NGC), a privately-held Italian company, in a transaction that values NGC at $350 million. Medtronic held a 30 percent ownership stake in the company prior to the completion of the acquisition. NGC will serve as the Managed Services arm for Medtronic'... 
08/26/14Medtronic Acquires Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation
Sapiens' Deep Brain Stimulation Technologies Strengthen Medtronic's Neuromodulation Portfolio and Neuroscience Leadership Position MINNEAPOLIS and EINDHOVEN - Aug. 26, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced that it has acquired Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation (Sapiens SBS), a privately held developer of deep brain stimulation (DBS) technologies for approximately $200 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition of Sapiens SBS strengthens Medtronic's capabilities in an impor... 
08/25/14Medtronic Viva® Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Pacemaker Now Available in U.S.
AdaptivCRT® Algorithm Customizes Therapy for Heart Failure Patients and Improves Their Response Rates MINNEAPOLIS - Aug. 25, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its newest cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemaker, Viva® CRT-P, for indicated patients with heart failure or atrioventricular (AV) block. The Viva CRT-P includes the Medtronic-exclusive AdaptivCRT® algorithm, which preserves normal heart rhythms and automatically ... 
Medtronic in the News
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05/03/14Med-Tech Industry is Booming in China – Minneapolis Star Tribune
02/18/14The 50 Smartest Companies for 2014 – MIT Technology Review
02/18/14Innovation is just what the doctor ordered – Shanghai Daily
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