Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology - alleviating pain,
restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world.
Medtronic was founded in 1949, incorporated as a Minnesota corporation in 1957,
and today serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in more than
140 countries worldwide. We remain committed to a mission written by our founder
more than 50 years ago that directs us �to contribute to human welfare by the
application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and
sale of products to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.�
We currently function in two operating segments that manufacture and sell
device-based medical therapies.