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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.
|12/17/13||Medtronic Randomizes First Patients in SYMPLICITY HTN-4, the First U.S. Renal Denervation Clinical Study for Patients with Moderate Uncontrolled Hypertension |
|Medtronic's Second Randomized, Controlled Renal Denervation Clinical Trial in the U.S. Will Potentially Expand Access to the Symplicity(TM) Renal Denervation System for Even Larger Uncontrolled Hypertension Patient Population MINNEAPOLIS - December 17, 2013 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), announced today that the first patients were randomized in SYMPLICITY HTN-4, evaluating the Symplicity(TM) renal denervation system in patients with moderate uncontrolled hypertension (systolic blood pressure g... |
|12/09/13||Medtronic Announces First Human Implant of World's Smallest, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Pacemaker|
|Medtronic Initiates Global Clinical Trial for Miniature Transcatheter Pacemaker System MINNEAPOLIS - December 9, 2013 - Continuing its leadership in advanced pacing technology and device miniaturization, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), today announced the first-in-human implant of the world's smallest pacemaker: the Micra(TM) Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). The device was implanted in a patient in Linz, Austria as part of the Medtronic global pivotal clinical trial. The Micra TPS is an investig... |
|12/06/13||Medtronic Presents First-of-Its-Kind Data Showing Sustained Results with Cervical Disc Replacement After Seven Years|
|Study Shows Prestige® Cervical Disc Replacement Maintained Clinical Improvements, Lower Rate of Additional Surgical Procedures Compared to ACDF MEMPHIS, TENN. - Dec. 6, 2013 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) presented 7-year clinical and radiographic outcomes of artificial disc replacement with PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) yesterday at the Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting held in Los Angeles, CA. "In the past several years,... |
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