The high court's decision could cost the Fridley-based company $250 million in damages. Medtronic was appealing a ruling that a subsidiary violated a patent on a device that repairs aortic valves without open heart surgery.
Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. helped write and edit medical journal articles attributed to outside physicians, which downplayed the risks of the company's best-selling bone graft, according to a report by Senate investigators.
Federal health regulators say an experimental catheter from Medtronic Inc. that uses extreme heat to correct irregular heartbeats caused safety side effects in nearly one-fifth of patients treated, far exceeding the study's safety goal.
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. Today he identified the company — Medtronic Inc. — in an effort to apply public pressure to fix the vulnerabilities.
A new study of nearly 500 individuals who were involved in crafting treatment guidelines for many heart conditions found that more than half reported a financial conflict of interest involving drug companies and medical technology firms.
in Crow Wing State ParkAbout 40 people descended upon Crow Wing State Park on a mild afternoon to get a look at a hibernating female bear — with the possibility that, at some point during her long winter’s nap, she had given birth. That’s not unusual at all for black bears.
Minnesota-based Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device company, said Wednesday it has resolved two warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration over lax oversight at two manufacturing plants, clearing the way for new product approvals.
UPDATED 10:57 A.M. The Minneapolis-based device maker has scaled back its earnings estimates twice in the past year, as hospital belt-tightening and unemployment have decreased medical procedures across the U.S.
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