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Medtronic: FDA Panel Rejects Heart Catheter

Medtronic Inc. says a panel advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concluded that an experimental catheter from the medical device maker poses a potential health risk that outweighs its benefit to patients.

10/27/2011

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83-Year-Old Marathon Runner Out To Beat The Odds

More than 20,000 people participated in Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon and 10 mile. Many of them have stories of inspiration, pushing them to go the distance.

10/02/2011

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FDA Warns Of Battery Issue With Medtronic Pumps

Federal health officials are warning patients that drug pumps recalled by Medtronic may fail to deliver drugs used to treat chronic pain, spasms and other conditions.

09/12/2011

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Insulin Pump Maker Medtronic Identified After Hacking Talk

When Jay Radcliffe revealed three weeks ago that he’d found serious security holes in a popular type of insulin pump that diabetics wear, he kept two important details secret: the pump maker’s name, and the specific technique he used to hack the device.

08/25/2011

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Medtronic Fiscal 1Q Profit Slips 1 Percent

Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device maker, says its fiscal first-quarter earnings slipped 1 percent as challenges in spinal products and its biggest business, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, countered other revenue gains.

08/23/2011

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Medtronic Warns Of Battery Problem With Drug Pumps

Medical device maker Medtronic is warning patients about a rare problem with its SynchroMed drug pumps that can cause them to lose battery power and fail.

07/08/2011

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Medtronic CEO Says Bone Growth Protein Is Safe

Medtronic Inc. Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak on Tuesday defended the data that his company submitted to federal regulators as part of the approval process for a bone-growth protein, saying they were sound and support the safe use of the spinal surgery product.

06/29/2011

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Medtronic 4Q Profit Drops On Job-Cutting Expenses

Medtronic said Tuesday its profit dropped 19 percent in the fourth-quarter and the device maker predicted lower-than-expected growth for the year ahead due to a continuing slump in sales of its implants.

05/24/2011

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Medtronic Says Canada Clears Heart Device

Medtronic Inc., the world’s biggest medical device maker, said Wednesday that Omar Ishrak of GE Healthcare will become its new chairman and CEO in June.

05/11/2011

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20 Minn. Companies Make Newest Fortune 500

Twenty Minnesota companies made it into the newest edition of Fortune 500, illustrating the state’s corporate strength.

05/05/2011

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Twin Cities Companies Investing In Mpls. Schools

Target Corp., Cargill Inc., General Mills Inc. and Medtronic Inc. are providing more than $13 million in grants to help support students in K-12 through 2014.

05/02/2011

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Medtronic CEO To Stay On Until Replacement Named

The outgoing chief executive of Medtronic told employees Monday he will continue to lead the medical device manufacturer as its board of directors continues the search for a replacement.

05/02/2011

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Del. Judge Rules In Pacemaker Patent Dispute

A federal judge in Delaware has ruled that certain heart pacemakers sold by Medtronic Inc. do not infringe patents claimed by rival medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp.

03/31/2011

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Medtronic To Cut Up To 2,000 Jobs

Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device maker, said Tuesday it will lay off up to 2,000 workers as part of a restructuring effort to make up for anemic sales of its implants.

02/22/2011

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Medtronic’s New Technology Combats ‘Silent Killer’

Millions of people walk around with a potential time bomb inside and most do not know it. Medtronic now has a new device on the market to fight the so-called Silent Killer, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm or AAA.

02/16/2011

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