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September 01, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 15)

Minnesota Toots Its Own Life Science Horn

After Slow Start, Region Catches on to Biotechnology

  • Ever since electrical engineer Earl Bakken invented the first implantable pacemaker and founded Medtronic in the 1950s, Minnesota has been a leader in the medical device industry. In addition to Medtronic, Guidant, St. Jude Medical, and Boston Scientific head the device sector, which includes 520 FDA-approved medical device businesses. ...

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