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Medtronic, Inc.

Medtronic, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is a world leader in medical technology, providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic diseases. The company's products treat conditions such as heart disease, neurological disorders, and vascular illnesses.

Key businesses are: Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Neuromodulation, Spinal and Biologics, Diabetes, CardioVascular, Surgical Technologies, Physio-Control.

It was founded in 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, by Earl E. Bakken and Palmer J. Hermundslie. Its revenue in the year ended April 30, 2008 was $13.5 billion.

The company does business in more than 120 countries and has scientific, manufacturing, education and sales facilities worldwide. Regional headquarters are based in Switzerland and Japan. It has approximately 38,000 employees worldwide.


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