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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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09/22/14Medtronic Announces CE Mark and European Launch of TYRX(TM) Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope
MINNEAPOLIS - Sept. 22, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the TYRX(TM) Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope. This innovative mesh envelope covers an implantable cardiac device to help stabilize the device after implantation and reduce surgical-site infections. The efficacy of the previous generation, non-absorbable TYRX(TM) Antibacterial Envelope* has been shown in three published studies, with new six-month follow-up data from the CITADEL/CENTURI... 
09/17/14Medtronic Elects Elizabeth Nabel to the Board of Directors
MINNEAPOLIS - Sept. 17, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced that its Board of Directors elected Elizabeth Nabel, M.D., president of Brigham & Women's Hospital and Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital, to the Board as an independent director. Dr. Nabel is a cardiologist and distinguished biomedical researcher and has served as president of Brigham & Women’s hospital since 2010 where she has led the development of an innovative, comprehensive strategic plan that defines ... 
09/17/14Medtronic Launches New Balloon Kyphoplasty Products for Treating Spinal Fractures
Enhancements Give Physicians More Options for Treating Vertebral Compression Fractures MEMPHIS, TN - September 17, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), today announced the launch of the KYPHON Express(TM) II Balloon Kyphoplasty Platform, which includes the next generation KYPHON ® Cement Delivery System. This new platform is the latest advancement in the KYPHON® Balloon Kyphoplasty (BKP) technology for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures. The KYPHON Express(TM) II Balloon Kyphoplasty... 
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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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