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U Of Minn. Starts Medical Device Master’s Program

The University of Minnesota is recruiting students for a new master’s program in medical device innovation. The program is under the Technological Leadership Institute, part of the university’s College of Science and Engineering.

01/09/2014

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Minn. Company’s Heart Device Helps Stop Blood Clots

A new heart device made by a Minnesota company could help patients reduce their risk for dangerous clots, and get them off blood thinners for good. Millions of Americans across the country suffer from a disorder of the heart’s rhythm called atrial fibrillation, or AF. Up until now, the only way these patients could prevent a possible stroke was through blood thinners. For 69-year-old Ruby Engelhaupt, a quick walk to the bed was all it took to wear her out.

11/18/2013

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Boston Scientific Plans To Lay Off 1,500 Workers

Another potential round of layoffs is looming over one of the Twin Cities’ largest employers. Boston Scientific says it plans to let about 1,500 workers go over the next two years.

10/24/2013

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Boston Scientific Plans Up To 1,000 Job Cuts

Boston Scientific plans to cut as many as 1,000 additional jobs this year as the medical device maker expands a push to reduce operating expenses.

01/29/2013

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Minnesota Medical Device Companies Face Tax Hike

While lawmakers in Washington are working around the clock to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Minnesota’s medical device manufacturers face a tax hike of their own.

12/19/2012

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U.S. Sues Boston Scientific, Alleging False Claims

The United States is suing Boston Scientific, alleging its Guidant unit knew some of its heart devices were defective but continued to sell them anyway.

01/27/2011