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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.
|04/11/14||Medtronic to Appeal Federal District Court Ruling|
|MINNEAPOLIS - April 11, 2014 - The Federal District Court of Delaware today granted in part Edwards Lifesciences' motion for a preliminary injunction that prevents Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) from selling or offering to sell its CoreValve® System in the United States. Today's ruling has no impact on the sale or marketing of CoreValve outside of the United States or the use of CoreValve in the current U.S. clinical trials. At Medtronic's request, the Federal District Court agreed to postpone the... |
|04/10/14||Medtronic CRT Devices Now Approved to Treat Patients with AV Block and Reduced Heart Function|
|Landmark BLOCK HF Trial Demonstrates Clinical Benefits of Biventricular Pacing in New Patient Population MINNEAPOLIS - April 10, 2014 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for biventricular (BiV) pacing with Medtronic cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers and -defibrillators (CRT-P and CRT-D). Medtronic CRT devices are now approved to treat patients with atrioventricular (AV) block and left ventricul... |
|04/09/14||Medtronic Announces CE Mark and European Launch of First Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator System to Allow for Full-Body MRI Scans|
|Evera MRI(TM) ICD System Is First to Combine Proven Treatment Performance, Increased Longevity, Improved Comfort with Full-Body MRI Access MINNEAPOLIS - April 9, 2014 - Medtronic today announced CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark and European launch of the Evera MRI(TM) SureScan® implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) System, the first and only ICD system approved for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans positioned on any region of the body. The Medtronic Evera MRI ICD is not approved in t... |
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