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Medtronic UK Ltd
|Product Range||Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) - Medtronic Cardiac Surgery - Medtronic Vascular - Medtronic Neurological and Diabetes - Medtronic Spinal, ENT and Navigation|
|Operation||Medtronic is the world's leading medical technology company, providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease. With deep roots in the treatment of heart disease, Medtronic now provides a wide range of products and therapies - every six seconds, somewhere in the world, a person's life is saved or improved by a Medtronic product or therapy. |
Founded: April 29, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, by Earl E. Bakken and Palmer J. Hermundslie.
Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) develops products that restore and regulate a patient's heart rhythm, as well as improve the heart's pumping function. The business markets implantable pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac ablation catheters, monitoring and diagnostic devices and cardiac resynchronization devices, including the first implantable device for the treatment of heart failure. In addition, the business markets automated external defibrillators (AEDs) - which are increasingly being placed in public places, such as businesses, airports, shopping centers and even homes - and the CareLink Patient Network, the industry's first Internet-based network to enable physicians to remotely monitor their patients who have cardiac devices.
Medtronic Cardiac Surgery develops products that are used in both arrested and beating heart bypass surgery. The business also markets the industry's broadest line of heart valve products for both replacement and repair, plus autotransfusion equipment and disposable devices for handling and monitoring blood during major surgery, as well as cardiac ablation devices to treat a variety of heart conditions.
Medtronic Vascular develops products and therapies that treat a wide range of vascular diseases and conditions. These products include coronary, peripheral and neurovascular stents, stent graft systems for diseases and conditions throughout the aorta, and distal protection systems. The business is also moving forward with the development of a drug-eluting stent to prevent restenosis. Medtronic Vascular also markets a full line of balloon angioplasty catheters, guide catheters, guidewires, diagnostic catheters and accessories.
Medtronic Neurological and Diabetes offers therapies for movement disorders, chronic pain and diabetes. It also offers diagnostics and therapeutics for urological and gastrointestinal conditions, including incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)/enlarged prostate and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Products include infusion and neurostimulation systems, as well as shunts and powered surgical tools for cranial surgery.
Medtronic Spinal, ENT and Navigation develops and manufactures products that treat a variety of disorders of the cranium and spine, including traumatically induced conditions, deformities and tumors. Through the introduction of INFUSEŽ Bone Graft and Minimal Access Spinal Technologies, the business has distinguished itself as a global leader in the modern pursuit for less-invasive surgical techniques. It also develops image-guided surgical navigation systems and a wide range of products for use in ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures.
Global Presence: Medtronic does business in more than 120 countries and has scientific, manufacturing, education and sales facilities worldwide. Regional Headquarters are based in Switzerland and Japan.