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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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01/23/15Medtronic Introduces Enhanced Therapy to Treat Debilitating Symptoms of Serious Stomach Disorder
FDA-Approved System May Provide Long-Term Symptom Relief for Patients Suffering from Gastroparesis MINNEAPOLIS - January 23, 2015 -Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, under a humanitarian device exemption* (HDE),for the Medtronic Enterra® II System. The system is used to treat chronic, intractable (drug-refractory) nausea and vomiting associated with gastroparesis of diabetic or unknown origin when more conserva... 
01/21/15Medtronic Launches MiniMed 640G System, Breakthrough in Artificial Pancreas Technology, Outside the U.S.
New SmartGuard(TM) Technology Helps People with Diabetes Manage the Challenges of Hypoglycemia MINNEAPOLIS - January 21, 2015 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) today announced the start of the global launch of the MiniMed(TM) 640G System, the next breakthrough toward an artificial pancreas.  With the introduction of Medtronic's exclusive SmartGuard(TM) technology, MiniMed 640G is designed to help people with diabetes achieve better glucose control through advanced protection from hypoglycemia. The ... 
01/16/15Medtronic Awards $150,000 Locally in Health Access Grants
Medtronic Philanthropy Grants Support Local Organizations Committed to Expanding Access to Healthcare for the Underserved SANTA ANA, CALIF. - Jan. 16, 2015 - The Lestonnac Free Clinic and CHOC Children's Foundation each received a two-year Health Access Grant from Medtronic Philanthropy in recognition of their continued commitment to improve access to healthcare in Orange County.  Each organization was nominated by a team of Medtronic employees working at the Medtronic Orange County site in San... 
Medtronic in the News
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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