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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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08/19/14Medtronic Reports First Quarter Earnings
Revenue of $4.3 Billion Grew 4% on Constant Currency Basis; 5% as Reported Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.93, Growth of 6%; GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.87, Decline of 6% Company Reiterates FY15 Revenue Growth Outlook and EPS Guidance Company Reaffirms Commitment to Covidien Transaction MINNEAPOLIS - Aug. 19, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended July 25, 2014. The company reported worldwide first quarter revenu... 
08/11/14Medtronic to Announce Financial Results for its First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015
MINNEAPOLIS - Aug. 11, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today it will report financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015 on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. A news release will be issued at approximately 6:15 a.m. Central Daylight Time and will be available at The earnings news release will include summary financial information for Medtronic's first fiscal quarter which ended July 25, 2014. Medtronic will host a webcast at 7:00 a.m. Centra... 
08/11/14Medtronic Announces 2014 "Global Heroes" Team
Distance Runners from Around the World Who Benefit from Medical Technology to Run Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Events this Fall MINNEAPOLIS - August 11, 2014 - Twenty-five long-distance runners who benefit from medical technology will be honored as "Medtronic Global Heroes" when they run as a team in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or TC 10 Mile on Sunday, October 5, 2014. This year's team includes runners from 10 different countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia... 
Medtronic in the News
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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