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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.
|10/28/14||Medtronic Begins Global Clinical Study of Investigational Pericardial Surgical Aortic Heart Valve|
|MINNEAPOLIS - October 28, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced it has initiated the PERIGON (PERIcardial SurGical AOrtic Valve ReplacemeNt) Pivotal Trial, a global, prospective clinical trial evaluating an investigational surgical aortic heart valve made from bovine pericardial (cow heart) tissue that is intended to replace a diseased, damaged or malfunctioning native or prosthetic aortic valve. The valve was recently implanted in the first U.S. patient at the ProMedica Toledo Hosp... |
|10/21/14||Medtronic Launches the Divergence(TM) Anterior Cervical Fusion System|
|System Offers New Approach to Single-Level ACDF Procedures MEMPHIS, TENN. - October 21, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced the U.S. launch of the DIVERGENCE(TM) Anterior Cervical Fusion System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease today at the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting in Boston. The DIVERGENCE(TM) System represents a new approach to one-level anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) procedures, which traditionally use a fou... |
|10/20/14||Medtronic Announces Global Launch of Titanium-Coated Peek Interbody Fusion Devices|
|MEMPHIS, TENN., - October 20, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) introduced its Pure Titanium Coating (PTC) platform of interbody fusion devices for the spine today at the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting in Boston. The PTC platform includes four products: the CAPSTONE PTC(TM) Spinal System, CLYDESDALE PTC(TM) Spinal System, ANATOMIC PEEK PTC Cervical Fusion System and CORNERSTONE-SR® Ti- Coated Anatomical Cervical Cage. These devices are used to treat patients exper... |
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