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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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09/15/14Medtronic Launches SEEQ(TM) Wearable Cardiac Monitoring System in United States
New External Heart Monitor and Remote Monitoring Center Help Patients Find Answers to Unexplained Cardiac Symptoms MINNEAPOLIS - September 15, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced the U.S. launch of the SEEQ(TM) Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) System, an external, wire-free, adhesive heart monitor that can be worn for up to 30 days to help detect and diagnose the cause of irregular heartbeats in patients. Medtronic completed the acquisition of U.S.-based Corventis, Inc., which deve... 
09/13/14Medtronic CoreValve System Sustains Positive Outcomes Through Two Years in Extreme Risk Patients
TCT Late-Breaking First Report Reveals High Survival, Low Stroke Rates and Sustained Valve Performance WASHINGTON, D.C. and MINNEAPOLIS - Sept. 13, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced new data showing that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the CoreValve® System continued to provide safe and effective treatment, while maintaining exceptional rates of survival out to two years for patients who were considered too ill or frail to have their aortic valves replaced t... 
09/13/14Medtronic CoreValve Data Demonstrate Favorable Cost Effectiveness Compared to Open-Heart Surgery in High Risk Patients
Cost Effectiveness of Self-Expanding Valve Driven by Improved Quality of Life Benefit and Superior One-Year Survival Rates over Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement WASHINGTON, D.C., and MINNEAPOLIS - Sept. 13, 2014 - In the first-ever in-trial cost effectiveness analysis of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients at high risk for surgery, investigators today revealed new data demonstrating the cost effectiveness of the CoreValve® System from Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) for h... 
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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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