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QuickLinks EXHIBIT 21 Medtronic, Inc. and subsidiaries Company Jurisdiction of Incorporation Arterial Vascular Engineering Canada, Inc. Canada Arterial Vascular Engineering Italia, S.r.l Italy Arterial Vascular Engineering Netherlands Holding Netherlands Arterial Vascular Engineering UK Limited United Kingdom AVE Connaught Ireland AVE Galway Limited Ireland AVE Ireland Limited Ireland AVECOR Cardiovascular Limited United Kingdom B.V. Medtronic FSC Netherlands Cardiotron Medizintechnik G.m.b.H. Germany Dantec Elettronica S.r.l. Italy India Medtronic Private Limited India INFIN (International Finance) C.V. Netherlands Med Rel, Inc. Minnesota Medical Education K.K. Japan Medtronic (Africa) (Proprietary) Limited South Africa Medtronic (Schweiz) A.G. / Medtronic (Suisse) S.A. Switzerland Medtronic (Shanghai) Ltd. China Medtronic (Thailand) Limited Thailand Medtronic A/S Denmark Medtronic Aktiebolag Sweden Medtronic Asia, Ltd. Minnesota Medtronic Australasia Pty. Limited Australia Medtronic AVE, Inc. Delaware Medtronic AVECOR Cardiovascular Inc. Minnesota Medtronic B.V. Netherlands Medtronic Bakken Research Center B.V. Netherlands Medtronic Belgium S.A./N.V. Belgium Page 1 of 5 Company Jurisdiction of Incorporation Medtronic Bio-Medicus, Inc. Minnesota Medtronic China, Ltd. Minnesota Medtronic Comercial Ltda. Brazil Medtronic Czechia s.r.o. Czech Republic Medtronic do Brasil Ltda. Brazil Medtronic Endonetics, Inc. California Medtronic Europe BVBA Belgium Medtronic Europe Capital Corp. Cayman Islands Medtronic Europe Sàrl Switzerland Medtronic Finland OY Finland Medtronic France S.A.S. France Medtronic Functional Diagnostics Asia Limited Hong Kong Medtronic Functional Diagnostics Zinetics, Inc. Utah Medtronic Functional Diagnostics, Inc. New Jersey Medtronic G.m.b.H. Germany Continue reading >>

Spine Solutions, Inc. V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. | Finnegan | Leading Intellectual Property (ip) Law Firm

Spine Solutions, Inc. V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. | Finnegan | Leading Intellectual Property (ip) Law Firm

Lost Profits Not Awarded Where the Patentee Corporation Did Not Sell Any Patented Products and Patentees Parent and Sister Companies Were Not Owners or Exclusive Licensees of the Patent In Spine Solutions, Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc., No. 09-1538 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 9, 2010), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district courts denial of Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc.s (collectively Medtronic) motion for JMOL on obviousness, its denial of Medtronics motion for SJ of invalidity for failure to satisfy the written description requirement, and its grant of Spine Solutions, Inc.s (SSI) motion for partial SJ dismissing Medtronics 35 U.S.C. 112 defenses. The Federal Circuit affirmed the district courts construction of the term operative engagement as used in the asserted claims. Reversing the district courts grant of SJ of infringement with respect to Medtronics O-Maverick product, the Federal Circuit remanded to the district court to enter judgment of noninfringement with respect to O-Maverick. The Court also reversed denial of Medtronics motion for JMOL of no lost profits and of no willfulness, vacating the enhanced damages and attorney fee awards. Finally, the Court remanded to allow modification in the terms of the permanent injunction by deleting the extraterritorial portion. SSI is the assignee of U.S. Patent No. 6,936,071 (the 071 patent), which relates to artificial intervertebral implants that are used to replace degenerated or diseased discs between vertebrae in the spinal column. The 071 patent discloses an implant having an upper part and a lower part, each with a single anchor, that is centrally positioned on a support face for an adjacent vertebra. The anchors affix the upper and lower parts into the adjacent vertebrae Continue reading >>

Medtronic, Inc. And Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. Agree To Pay $59,741.87 To Wisconsin Medicaid

Medtronic, Inc. And Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. Agree To Pay $59,741.87 To Wisconsin Medicaid

Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Agree to Pay $59,741.87 to Wisconsin Medicaid Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. Agree to Pay $59,741.87 to Wisconsin Medicaid MADISON - Medtronic, Inc. (Medtronic) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc., (MSD) have agreed to pay $59,741.87 to Wisconsin Medicaid plus interest to settle claims that it defrauded the program. That component was part of an aggregate settlement of $40 million to resolve allegations that Medtronic and MSD violated the federal False Claims Act by paying illegal kickbacks to certain physicians which resulted in the submission of false or fraudulent claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The case arose from two qui tam actions filed against the medical device manufacturer, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Medtronic is a medical technology company which distributes a wide range of medical devices. The whistleblowers and the federal government alleged that from January 1, 1998 through April 30, 2003, Medtronic and MSD offered kickbacks to spine surgeons to induce them to choose devices marketed by MSD, the Medtronic subsidiary specializing in spinal implant devices. The kickbacks took various forms, including consulting and royalty agreements for which little or no work was performed; travel for doctors, their spouses and families; and consultant meetings held at lavish venues. An investigation was conducted by the United States Department of Justice, the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units and the United States Postal Service. The federal and state civil settlement agreements require Medtronic to pay $40 milli Continue reading >>

Cross Medical Products Inc V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc Usa

Cross Medical Products Inc V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc Usa

CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC v. MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK INC USA CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC v. MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK INC USA United States Court of Appeals,Federal Circuit. CROSS MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC., Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc., Defendants-Appellants. Before SCHALL, GAJARSA, and LINN, Circuit Judges.Bruce D. Kuyper, Latham & Watkins, LLP, of Los Angeles, California, argued for plaintiff-appellee. With him on the brief were Brian F. McMahon; Mark A. Finkelstein, Allan Z. Litovsky, and Jordan B. Kushner of Costa Mesa, California. Dirk D. Thomas, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., of Washington, DC, argued for defendants-appellants. With him on the brief were Robert A. Auchter; Jan M. Conlin and Munir R. Meghjee, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. et al. (Medtronic) appeals from an order of the United States District Court for the Central District of California (district court) permanently enjoining Medtronic from infringing claim 5 of U.S. Patent No. 5,474,555 (the '555 patent) owned by Cross Medical Products, Inc. (Cross Medical). See Cross Med. Prods., Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc., No. SA CV 03-110-GLT(ANx) (C.D.Cal. Sept. 28, 2004). The permanent injunction was issued following the grant of Cross Medical's motions for partial summary judgment of validity and infringement. See Cross Med. Prods., Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc., No. SA CV 03-110-GLT(ANx) (C.D.Cal. Aug. 19, 2004) (Invalidity Opinion ); Cross Med. Prods., Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc., No. SA CV 03-110-GLT(ANx) (C.D.Cal. May 20, 2004) (Infringement Opinion ). As a threshold matter, we conclude, over Cross Medical's objection, that we have jurisdiction over this appeal. On Medtronic's challeng Continue reading >>

Spine Solutions Inc V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa Inc

Spine Solutions Inc V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa Inc

SPINE SOLUTIONS INC v. MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA INC SPINE SOLUTIONS INC v. MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA INC United States Court of Appeals,Federal Circuit. SPINE SOLUTIONS, INC., Synthes Spine Company, L.P. and Synthes, Inc., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC., and Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc., Defendants-Appellants. Before DYK, FRIEDMAN, and MOORE, Circuit Judges.Jeffrey M. Olson, Sidley Austin LLP, of Los Angeles, CA, argued for plaintiffs-appellees. With him on the brief were Paul H. Meier, Robert A. Holland, Sean A. Commons, Samuel N. Tiu and Matthew S. Jorgenson. Seth P. Waxman, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, of Washington, DC, argued for defendants-appellants. With him on the brief were William G. McElwain, Jamaica P. Szeliga and Jason A. Skinder; and Mark C. Fleming of Boston, MA. Of counsel on the brief were Jan M. Conlin, Munir R. Meghjee and Cyrus A. Morton, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, of Minneapolis, MN. Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. (collectively, Medtronic) appeal the decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee granting summary judgment that Medtronic infringes the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,936,071 (the 071 patent). Medtronic also appeals the court's grant of summary judgment that the asserted claims are not invalid for failure to satisfy the written description requirement and the court's denial of its motions for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) of obviousness, no willfulness, and no entitlement to lost profits. Further, Medtronic appeals the court's order permanently enjoining Medtronic from using or selling any of the accused devices that are currently outside the U.S. For the following reasons, we affirm-in-part, re Continue reading >>

Scanlon V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. Et Al, No. 1:2013cv00224 - Document 63 (d. Del. 2014)

Scanlon V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. Et Al, No. 1:2013cv00224 - Document 63 (d. Del. 2014)

Scanlon v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. et al, No. 1:2013cv00224 - Document 63 (D. Del. 2014) Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 7/28/2014. (nmfn) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE EILEEN SCANLON ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) Civ. No. 13-224-SLR ) MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA ) INC. and MEDTRONIC, INC. ) ) Defendants. ) Jeffrey M. Gentilotti, Esquire and Robin M. Grogan, Esquire of Bifferato Gentilotti LLC, Wilmington, Delaware. Counsel for Plaintiff. Of Counsel: Aaron J. Freiwald, Esquire and Glenn A. Ellis, Esquire of Layser & Freiwald, P.C. M. Duncan Grant, Esquire and James H.S. Levine, Esquire of Pepper Hamilton LLP, Wilmington, Delaware. Counsel for Defendants. Of Counsel: Murray S. Levin, Esquire and Sean P. Fahey, Esquire of Pepper Hamilton LLP and DanielL. Ring, Esquire and Andrew E. Tauber, Esquire of Mayer Brown LLP. MEMORANDUM OPINION Dated: JulyJ-~ 2014 Wilmington, Delaware ~0 , D1strict Judge I. INTRODUCTION On May 11, 2012, plaintiff Eileen Scanlon ("plaintiff') filed this action in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. On June 7, 2012, defendants Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. (collectively "defendants") removed this action to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. (D. I. 1) On July 5, 2012, plaintiff filed an amended complaint alleging violations of Delaware law. (D. I. 8) Defendants moved to dismiss the amended complaint. 1 (D.I. 13) The court took the motion to dismiss under advisement and granted plaintiff leave to file a second amended complaint by December 13, 2012. (D.I. 23) Plaintiff moved for discovery on December 13, 2012 and separately filed a second amended complaint Continue reading >>

Medtronic Settles With Government For $4.4 Million Over Manufacturing Locations

Medtronic Settles With Government For $4.4 Million Over Manufacturing Locations

Medical-device manufacturer Medtronic and several affiliates have paid $4.4 million to settle allegations that they sold products to the U.S. government that were made in China and Malaysia in violation of federal law. The manufacturer did not admit to any illegal or improper activities as part of the settlement, which Medtronic said Thursday came out of an investigation that began in 2012. This resolution focused on a limited number of accessories and surgical instruments used in spinal surgeries that were provided to Medtronic by third-party suppliers and were manufactured in China or Malaysia, according to a statement released by Medtronic Thursday. The overwhelming majority of Medtronic's products are manufactured in the United States or [by] its trading partners, such as Mexico or Ireland. The government alleged that Medtronic, along with affiliated companies Medtronic Inc., Medtronic USA Inc., and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc., sold products to the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department and the Department of Defense that were made in China and Malaysia after certifying they were made in the U.S. or other designated countries. The Trade Agreements Act of 1979 generally requires companies that sell products to the government to manufacture them in the U.S. or another designated country, according to the Department of Justice. The government alleged Medtronic violated the False Claims Act by making false statements to the government about the products' countries of origin. The products, allegedly sold between 2007 and 2014, included anchoring sleeves used to secure cardiac leads to patients, spinal surgery devices, and a handheld patient assistant tool used with a wireless cardiac device. Three whistle-blowers filed a lawsuit making the original allegations. Under the Continue reading >>

6. Medtronic Sofamor Danek

6. Medtronic Sofamor Danek

Stephen H. Mahle, Exec. VP, Healthcare Policy and Regulatory Susan Alpert, Sr. VP and Chief Regulatory Officer Steve La Neve, Sr. VP and President, Spinal and Biologics That is the theme Medtronic Inc. used in its 2008 annual report, and it was an appropriate one, given the steps the company took in the last fiscal year to help shape the future of healthcare. Recognizing that many of its markets were changing, Medtronic funneled more of its fiscal 2008 resources into areas that foster innovation and growth. For years, Medtronic has been the leader of the medical technology sector, William A. Hawkins, Medtronic president and CEO, reminded shareholders in a letter published within the report. Now, we are becoming more. As we enter a new era of healthcare, we are helping to shape what quality healthcare means for patients. We are more than a provider of medical devices that save and improve lives. We are [a] leader in understanding the role medical technology plays in diagnosing, treating, monitoring and preventing chronic diseasesThe solutions to many healthcare problems will only be resolved when the public and private sectors work together to address issues such as patient access, quality and cost. Medtronic will continue to expand our leadership and meet these challenges head on. The company was true to its word in fiscal 2008. It invested more than $1.2 billion, or about 10 percent of its total revenue, in research and development. Medtronic also formed a new group called Strategy and Innovation, which combined the companys Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Ventures, and Science and Technology functions. The new group is responsible for identifying R&D opportunities that extend beyond what individual business units would develop on their own. Medtronic expand Continue reading >>

Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc.

Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc.

Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, which also operates under the name Medtronic, is located in Memphis, Tennessee. This organization primarily operates in the Implants, Surgical business / industry within the Measuring, Photographic, Medical, & Optical Goods, & Clocks sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 19 years. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa is estimated to generate $280.6 million in annual revenues, and employs approximately 300 people at this headquarters location and 1,000 total employees across all locations. This organization is engaged in manufacturing, importing and exporting activities at this facility. Is Omar Ishrak the only contact you have for Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc.? On Buzzfile's Professional (subscription) Service we have 52 contacts for Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc., including 43 contacts with email addresses. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa is estimated to generate $280.6 million in annual revenues, employs approximately 300 people at this location and 1,000 total employees at all locations. They occupy this facility which is approximately 60,000 square feet. Where is Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa located? Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa is located at 1800 Pyramid Pl, Memphis, TN 38132. This location is in Shelby County and the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Area. Does Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. conduct any international business? Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. is engaged in import/export activities at this location. What is the phone number for Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa? The phone number for Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa is (901) 396-3133 Is Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. engaged in manufacturing or production? Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture of products and/or product components at Continue reading >>

Lyles V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa Inc

Lyles V. Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa Inc

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Bryant LYLES, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, USA, INC., Defendant-Appellee. Before JOLLY and ELROD, Circuit Judges, and STARRETT, District Judge. *James A. Rountree, Michael Renneisen, Rountree Law Offices, Monroe, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellant. Murray S. Levin, Esq., Pepper Hamilton, L.L.P., Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Moore Hayes, III, Hayes, Harkey, Smith & Cascio, L.L.P., Monroe, LA, for Defendant-Appellee. Appellant Bryant Lyles was admitted to LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport (LSUHSC) on May 9, 2013, and underwent anterior corpectomy and discectomy surgery on May 10, 2013. A Verte-Stack implant, a vertebral body replacement device, was placed in Lyles's cervical spine, along with Progenix, a putty-like bone graft material that was mixed with bone dust. An Atlantis Translations Anterior Cervical Plate System (Atlantis Plate) was also implanted to stabilize the Verte-Stack and the vertebral bodies and to promote fusion. Some time after the surgery, the Atlantis Plate either broke or became displaced. The Verte-Stack, Progenix, and Atlantis Plate were all manufactured by the Appellee Medtronic Sofamor Danek, USA, Inc. (MSD). Lyles brought suit against MSD in Louisiana state court under the Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) for both the Atlantis Plate and an Infuse Bone Graft Device (Infuse). 1 The district court granted summary judgment on claims dealing with the Atlantis Plate on March 23, 2016. On May 26, 2016, Lyles moved for relief from judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60 based on newly discovered evidence on the Verte-Stack, which the district court denied. Lyles appeals both of these rulings. Finding that summary judgment was warranted, we AFFIRM the district court's ruling on Continue reading >>

Maude Adverse Event Report: Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc Cd Horizon Spinal System Screwdriver

Maude Adverse Event Report: Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc Cd Horizon Spinal System Screwdriver

MAUDE Adverse Event Report: MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC CD HORIZON SPINAL SYSTEM SCREWDRIVER It was reported that the distal tip of the driver lock sleeve broke during screw insertion (intraoperatively). The patient's cortical bone was reportedly "very hard in all levels and the driver was challenged during all 6 screw insertions". The last screw was well positioned when the breakage happened and did not require repositioning. The broken fragment was left in the screw and the rod maintained proper positioning. No patient complications were reported and the procedure was completed successfully. No damage noted to mas head threaded interface. Visually confirmed approximately ~3mm of the instrument tip has been broken off, consistent with interface during usage. Dimensional inspection of the relevant dimension confirmed conformance to print specification. Fracture surface analysis reveals a fairly flat fracture surface and circular material flow, consistent with torsional overload, with the tip just below the fracture surfaces plastically deformed. Additionally, the assembly attachment pin to the internal bushing has been broken, consistent with torsional overload condition. Continue reading >>

06-4248 - Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. Et Al V. Globus Medical, Inc.

06-4248 - Medtronic Sofamor Danek Usa, Inc. Et Al V. Globus Medical, Inc.

06-4248 - MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC. et al v. GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania MEDTRONIC PUERTO RICO OPERATIONS CO., Counter Defendant MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK DEGGENDORF, GMBH, Counter Defendant MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC., Counter Defendant WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC., Counter Defendant MEDTRONIC PUERTO RICO OPERATIONS CO., Plaintiff MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK DEGGENDORF, GMBH, Plaintiff MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC., Plaintiff MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT THE COURT CONSTRUES "CONVEXLY CURVED" TO MEAN "OUTWARDLY CURVED," "CONVEXLY CURVED UPPER AND LOWER SURFACES" TO MEAN "THE UPPER AND LOWER SURFACES ARE OUTWARDLY CURVED," AND "LEADING END PORTION INCLUDES A CONVEXLY CURVED LEADING END NOSE EXTENDING BETWEEN SAID CONVEXLY CURVED UPPER AND LOWER SURFACES" TO "THE LEADING END PORTION INCLUDES A LEADING END NOSE THAT IS CONVEXLY CURVED AND THAT EXTENDS BETWEEN THE CONVEXLY CURVED UPPER AND LOWER SURFACES." ( SIGNED BY HONORABLE JAMES T. GILES ON 3/18/08. ) 3/19/08 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(gn, ) MEMORANDUM. ( SIGNED BY HONORABLE NORMA L. SHAPIRO ON 7/16/09. ) 7/17/09 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(gn, ) ORDER THAT PLFFS' REQUES TO RE-OPEN THE RECORD (PAPER #299) IS GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART, ETC. ( SIGNED BY HONORABLE NORMA L. SHAPIRO ON 7/16/09. ) 7/17/09 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(gn, ) MEMORANDUM. ( SIGNED BY HONORABLE NORMA L. SHAPIRO ON 10/23/09. ) 10/28/09 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO SPECIFIC COUNSEL BY CHAMBERS. ( FILED UNDER SEAL ) (gn, ) Continue reading >>

Medtronic

Medtronic

Medtronic Public Limited Company is a medical device company. Its headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland.[1][3][4][5] Its operational headquarters are in Fridley, Minnesota.[1][6] Medtronic is among the world's largest medical equipment development companies.[7] In 2015, at the time of its acquisition of Covidien, its market capitalisation was about $100 billion.[8] Medtronic operates in more than 140 countries.[1] It employs over 85,000 people and has more than 53,000 patents.[9] History[edit] Early history[edit] Medtronic Operational Headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Medtronic was founded in 1949 in northeastern Minneapolis by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie, as a medical equipment repair shop.[10] Through his repair business, Bakken came to know C. Walton Lillehei, a doctor of heart surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The deficiencies of the pacemakers of the day were made painfully obvious following a power outage over Halloween in 1957, which affected large sections of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.[11] A pacemaker-dependent paediatric patient of Lillehei died because of the blackout. The next day, Lillehei spoke with Bakken about developing some form of battery-powered pacemaker. Bakken modified a design for a transistorised metronome and created the first battery-powered external artificial pacemaker. Medtronic's old headquarters in St. Anthony, Minnesota The company expanded through the 1950s, mostly selling equipment built by other companies but also developing some custom-made devices. Bakken built a small pacemaker that could be strapped to the body and powered by batteries. Work in the new field later produced an implantable pacemaker in 1960. The company built headquarters in the Minneapoli Continue reading >>

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This section maintains a list of recent searches that were performed. Click on the desired search criteria link to conduct the search. FPDS-NG maintains the list of searches until the clear link is selected. When you click on Clear all searches are removed. 1. To begin your Easy Search type in one or more keywords that will be searched for in the contracts that you would like to find. 2. Click on the Go button. A list of contracts will be displayed that matches your search criteria in the Results page section. To remove your search criteria text, click the Clear button. 3. You can refine your search by using the four filter boxes on the left side of the screen. You can drill down by Department, Agency, Vendor and Vendor State. The information in each filter box is displayed in descending order. Only top 10 results will be displayed. We can further drill down on a Department or Vendor State. Click on the appropriate link in each filter box. Your results will be displayed in the Results Page section. 4. Clicking on the links inside the documents allows you to further refine your search and drill down to specific information. For example by clicking on a specific PSC Code you will only see contracts for that PSC Code. Continue reading >>

Medtronic To Pay $4.41 Million To Resolve Allegations That It Unlawfully Sold Medical Devices Manufactured Overseas

Medtronic To Pay $4.41 Million To Resolve Allegations That It Unlawfully Sold Medical Devices Manufactured Overseas

Medtronic To Pay $4.41 Million To Resolve Allegations That It Unlawfully Sold Medical Devices Manufactured Overseas United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced that Medtronic, plc and affiliated Medtronic companies, Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic USA, Inc., and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc., have agreed to pay $4.41 million to the United States to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by making false statements to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the United States Department of Defense (DoD) regarding the country of origin of certain Medtronic products sold to the United States. Domestic manufacture is a required component of many military and Veterans Administration contracts, said U.S. Attorney Luger. Congress has mandated that the United States use its purchasing power to buy goods made in the United States or in designated countries. We take that mandate seriously and will not hesitate to take appropriate legal action to ensure compliance. Todays settlement demonstrates our commitment to ensure that our service members and our veterans receive medical products that are manufactured in the United States and other countries that trade fairly with us, said Acting Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer of the Justice Departments Civil Division. The Justice Department will take action to hold medical device companies to the terms of their government contracts. According to the settlement agreement, between 2007 and 2014, Medtronic sold to the VA and DoD products it certified would be made in the United States or other designated countries. The Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (TAA), generally requires companies selling products to the United States to manufacture them in the United States or in a designated cou Continue reading >>

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