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1. Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger -

Top U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Irish rival Allergan are charting independent futures after scrapping a record $160 billion deal torpedoed by new Treasury Department rules meant to block American companies from moving their corporate addresses overseas – on paper – to avoid U.S. taxes.

2. Council Working to Build Local Manufacturing for Device Industry -

The medical device industry fuels Memphis’ backbone. With a $2.6 billion local economic impact and nearly 17,000 direct and indirect jobs, original equipment manufacturers like Smith & Nephew, Wright Medical Group, Medtronic Spinal & Biologistics and Microport Orthopedics have made the Memphis area their base for products and medical devices.

3. Medtronic Q3 Profit Rises 12 Percent, Revenue Up 61 Percent -

NEW YORK (AP) – Medtronic's third-quarter revenue soared more than 60 percent, led by health sales of heart and surgical devices in the U.S.

The company earned $1.1 billion, or 77 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.06 per share, which was in line with Wall Street expectations, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.

4. Gourmade Food Truck a Labor of Love for Creator -

Jared Richmond admits he’s one of “those” kinds of restaurant patrons, a lover of food and of the food experience who sweats the details at places he visits and constantly has an eye for things that could be improved and that he’d have done differently.

5. FDA Signs Off on Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft -

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed off on new spine surgery uses for Medtronic’s Infuse Bone Graft.

Once the company gets final labeling approval from the FDA for its product, Medtronic expects to start marketing the expanded use cases early next year.

6. Holiday Inn Express Ready To Rise Near Graceland -

3411 Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116

Loan Amount: $4.8 million

7. FDA Signs Off on Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft -

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed off on new spine surgery uses for Medtronic’s Infuse Bone Graft.

Once the company gets final labeling approval from the FDA for its product, Medtronic expects to start marketing the expanded use cases early next year.

8. New Holiday Inn Express Rising Near Graceland -

Holiday Inn Express and Suites is ready to shake up the Graceland area with a $4.8 million construction loan recently arranged by the Memphis office of Financial Federal Bank.

9. New Holiday Inn Express Rising Near Graceland -

Holiday Inn Express and Suites is ready to shake up the Graceland area with a $4.8 million construction loan recently arranged by the Memphis office of Financial Federal Bank.

10. Medtronic Tops Q2 Profit Forecasts, Narrows Outlook -

NEW YORK (AP) – Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. on Thursday reported a drop in fiscal second-quarter profit on higher costs, but the results topped Wall Street expectations. The company narrowed its profit outlook for the year.

11. Study: Medical Device Industry Has $2.6B Local Impact -

Companies like Smith & Nephew, Medtronic and Wright Medical don’t just help augment the human body as a result of the products and medical devices they manufacture.

Their products also represent something of a support structure for the Memphis economy, which is braced thanks in part to the reinforcement of the medical device industry.

12. Two Innovation Talks That Noted Telemedicine -

A Journey Toward Commercialization: A Case Study in Xerox’s Venture into Telemedicine, a talk given by Denise Fletcher, Xerox

13. SRVS Program Helps People With Disabilities and Employers Who Hire Them -

Mike Harris is production manager at American Stairways Inc. on Lamar Avenue. He has a warehouse full of employees and, just saying it like it is, some are happier to be there than others.

14. Medtronic Gets Approval for MRI-Safe Heart Implant -

NEW YORK (AP) – Medtronic said Monday that it was cleared to market a heart defibrillator implant that can be safely used in an MRI scanner.

Medtronic's Evera SureScan is designated "MR conditional," which means having an MRI with one is not known to pose a hazard to patients.

15. From University Labs to the Marketplace -

The health care industry contributed $38.8 billion to Middle Tennessee’s economy in 2014, according to a study released by the Nashville Health Care Council, which is a 32.9 percent increase from the 2010.

16. Memphis to Soon Host 13th Annual Musculoskeletal Industry Conference -

Memphis is gearing up to host what will be the 13th annual Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, an annual confab where surgeons, venture capitalists, angel investors, industry leaders and others gather to talk shop, and more.

17. After 52 Years, SRVS Closes Workshop -

After 52 years, a Memphis nonprofit that offers residential, educational and employment services to those with disabilities has closed its sheltered occupational workshop at 3592 Knight Arnold Road.

18. After 52 Years, SRVS Closes Workshop -

After 52 years, a Memphis nonprofit that offers residential, educational and employment services to those with disabilities has closed its sheltered occupational workshop at 3592 Knight Arnold Road.

19. AP Analysis: More 'Phony Numbers' in Reports as Stocks Rise -

NEW YORK (AP) – Those record profits that companies are reporting may not be all they're cracked up to be.

As the stock market climbs ever higher, professional investors are warning that companies are presenting misleading versions of their results that ignore a wide variety of normal costs of running a business to make it seem like they're doing better than they really are.

20. Medtronic Beats Street Fourth-Quarter Forecasts -

Medtronic lost $1 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, as costs tied to its $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien and other expenses weighed on the medical device maker's performance.

The company, which moved its headquarters to Dublin earlier this year after completing the deal, absorbed $368 million in acquisition-related costs and $207 million in restructuring. Medtronic's selling, general and administrative expenses also soared 56 percent to $2.4 billion. Its cost of products sold also more than doubled in the quarter that ended April 24.

21. Events -

WYNIT Distribution will host a distribution center and warehouse job fair Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WYNIT, 4655 E. Shelby Drive. For more information, visit wynit.com or call 800-GO-WYNIT.

22. Medtronic Settles Lawsuit for $4.4 Million -

Medtronic has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government accusing the company of selling medical devices made in China and Malaysia to the U.S. military.

Federal law requires that devices sold to the military be manufactured in the U.S. or its international trading partners. Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger alleged Medtronic, which recently moved its headquarters from Minnesota, bought spinal surgery devices in China and relabeled them to indicate they had been manufactured in Memphis.

23. Medtronic Settles Federal Lawsuit for $4.4 Million -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government accusing the company of selling medical devices made in China and Malaysia to the U.S. military.

24. Wyatt Tarrant, Medtronic Honored for Pro Bono Work -

The Memphis office of the law firm Wy- att Tarrant & Combs and the regional legal department of Medtronic were honored this month in Nashville by the Tennessee Bar Association for their commitments to providing free legal service.

25. Wyatt Tarrant and Medtronic Honored For Pro Bono Work -

The Memphis office of the law firm Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and the regional legal department of Medtronic were honored this month in Nashville by the Tennessee Bar Association for their commitments to providing free legal service.

26. Medtronic Earnings Top Wall Street Forecasts -

Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $977 million.

The Minneapolis-based company said it had profit of 98 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.01 per share.

27. Medtronic Tops Wall Street Forecasts for Third Quarter -

Medtronic Inc. reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $977 million.

The Minneapolis-based company said it had profit of 98 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.01 per share.

28. Medtronic Settles Off-Label Promotion Allegations -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medical device maker Medtronic will pay $2.8 million to the U.S. Justice Department to settle allegations that it paid doctors to push an unapproved use of one of its products.

29. Medtronic Spinal Employees Volunteer 4,800 Hours -

Nearly 1,100 of Medtronic Spinal’s Memphis-based employees volunteered at Mid-South nonprofit organizations in 2014. The 1,089 local volunteers contributed more than 4,789 charitable hours, an increase of nearly 14 percent over 2013.

30. Medtronic Spinal Employees Volunteer 4,800 Hours -

Nearly 1,100 of Medtronic Spinal’s Memphis-based employees volunteered at Mid-South nonprofit organizations in 2014. The 1,089 local volunteers contributed almost 4,800 charitable hours, an increase of nearly 14 percent over 2013.

31. Medtronic Shareholders OK Covidien Acquisition -

Medtronic shareholders have approved the acquisition the surgical supplier Covidien in a corporate deal valued at about $48 billion.

Some shareholders were angered by the acquisition of Covidien because it moves the legal headquarters of the combined company to Ireland. Covidien is based in Dublin.

32. Southwest Tennessee Grows With Demand -

For Nathan Essex, the president of Southwest Tennessee Community College, his tenure has been a series of changes.

It was Essex who presided over the merger of Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute in the late 1990s, before he was appointed president of the resulting Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2000.

33. Medtronic Shareholders OK Covidien Acquisition -

Medtronic shareholders have approved the acquisition the surgical supplier Covidien in a corporate deal valued at about $48 billion.

Some shareholders were angered by the acquisition of Covidien because it moves the legal headquarters of the combined company to Ireland. Covidien is based in Dublin.

34. After Overcoming Hurdles, Southwest Opens Nursing School -

More than four years after breaking ground for a new nursing building, leaders of Southwest Tennessee Community College last week formally opened the school’s new Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building.

35. Medtronic Spine Sees Slight Q2 Revenue Growth -

Medtronic Spine has reported a 1 percent increase in revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, reporting quarterly revenue of $746 million on a constant currency basis.

Core Spine revenue was flat, at $551 million. International Spine revenue dropped 5 percent, to $75 million.

36. Medtronic Spine Sees Slight Second-Quarter Revenue Growth -

Medtronic Spine has reported a 1 percent increase in revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, reporting quarterly revenue of $746 million on a constant currency basis.

Core Spine revenue was flat, at $551 million. International Spine revenue dropped 5 percent, to $75 million.

37. Medtronic Spine Second-Quarter Revenue Up Slightly -

Medtronic Spine has reported a 1 percent increase in revenue for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, reporting quarterly revenue of $746 million on a constant currency basis.

Core Spine revenue was flat, at $551 million. International Spine revenue dropped 5 percent, to $75 million.

38. Medtronic Introduces Devices at Meeting -

Medtronic Inc. introduced its Pure Titanium Coating platform of interbody fusion devices for the spine at the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in Boston.

39. Medtronic Previews Devices At Surgeons Meeting -

Medtronic Inc. introduced its Pure Titanium Coating platform of interbody fusion devices for the spine at the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in Boston.

40. Medtronic, Covidien Detail Senior Leadership Plans -

The medical device maker Medtronic has laid out its leadership plans for life after it acquires Ireland's Covidien for nearly $43 billion.

The Minneapolis company said the combined business will be divided into four major groups and geographic regions, led by a new executive committee. Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak will continue in those roles in the combined company.

41. Medtronic Adjusts Deal Over Inversion Rules -

Medical device maker Medtronic is switching to $16 billion in financing to complete its purchase of Ireland-based competitor Covidien a few weeks after federal regulators issued rules designed to curb overseas acquisitions that cut tax U.S. tax bills.

42. Medtronic Adjusts $43 Billion Deal Over Inversion Rules -

Medical device maker Medtronic is switching to $16 billion in financing to complete its purchase of Ireland-based competitor Covidien a few weeks after federal regulators issued rules designed to curb overseas acquisitions that cut tax U.S. tax bills.

43. Medtronic Advances Spinal Fracture Treatment -

Without treatment, people suffering vertebral compression fractures probably can expect chronic pain, decreased mobility and the potential for neurological complications.

“It’s a downward spiral,” said Matt Thomas, vice president of interventional therapies at Medtronic. “So it’s important to treat the patient early in the process.”

44. Stepherson Named Chair-Elect of Grocers Association -

Randy Stepherson has been named 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association board of directors. Stepherson is president of Stepherson Inc., the family- and employee-owned parent company of Superlo Foods, which has five Memphis-area locations, and Stepherson’s.

45. Medtronic Launches Pediatric Spine Product -

Medtronic Inc. on Thursday, Aug. 28, announced the 510(k) clearance and launch of a product designed for treatment of skeletally immature pediatric patients younger than 10 years of age diagnosed with severe, progressive, life-threatening, early-onset spinal deformities.

46. Medtronic Launches Pediatric Scoliosis Treatment -

Medtronic Inc. on Thursday, Aug. 28, announced the 510(k) clearance and launch of a product designed for treatment of skeletally immature pediatric patients younger than 10 years of age diagnosed with severe, progressive, life-threatening, early-onset spinal deformities.

47. Medtronic Spends $350 Million on Another European Deal -

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal.

48. Medtronic Buys Brain Stimulation Company for $200 Million -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic spent about $200 million in cash to buy a privately held company that develops deep brain stimulation technologies.

The acquisition of Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation will make the medical device maker stronger in an emerging area of medicine, the modulation of brain function.

49. Goodwill Center Helps Job Seekers Reclaim Dreams -

The event was held in the shadow of the shuttered Raleigh Springs Mall, in the expanded section of the Goodwill store at 3830 Austin Peay Highway. It was the grand opening of the Goodwill Job Center.

50. Medtronic Spine Sees Quarterly Revenue Drop -

Medtronic Inc. reported Tuesday, Aug. 19, that revenue in its Memphis-based Spine division totaled $743 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, a 3 percent decline from the same period in fiscal year 2014.

51. Medtronic Spine Sees Quarterly Revenue Drop -

Medtronic Inc. reported Tuesday, Aug. 19, that revenue in its Memphis-based Spine division totaled $743 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, a 3 percent decline from the same period in fiscal year 2014.

52. Medtronic First-Quarter Profit Drops Almost 9 Percent -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday reported net income that declined by nearly 9 percent in its fiscal first quarter, and beat analysts' expectations.

53. American Marketing Association Memphis Chapter Preps for New Events -

The Memphis chapter of the American Marketing Association is gearing up to be a hub of new networking and educational opportunities for local marketing professionals in the city.

Along with the finalization of its Memphis charter, the organization has elected a new board of directors packed with experienced marketing leaders from the area. The chapter also plans to offer “unexpected, unique and creative” benefits to help it stand out from traditional professional organizations.

54. Early Diagnosis -

Of the approximately 7 million people in the United States that have scoliosis (curvature of the spine), most of them are teenagers and children.

Years ago, scoliosis screenings in the public schools were the norm. Today, less than 50 percent of the states require the screenings. This despite the fact that the Adam’s Forward Bend test – the initial screening for scoliosis – can be done in less than 30 seconds.

55. Medtronic Wins Approval For Cervical Disc Product -

Medtronic, Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the Prestige LP Cervical Disc System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy).

56. Council Aims to Strengthen Local Medical Device Firms -

Shelby County medical device manufacturers are known for their innovation. But it took about three years of meetings before officially forming the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council this July.

“The industry was not used to coming together and sitting down,” said Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce president John Threadgill. “They’re competitors. And to get competitors in the same room to talk about their issues, there’s some reluctance. But the fact is, they’re all having the same issues. The cat’s out of the bag.”

57. Medtronic Wins Approval for Cervical Disc Product -

Medtronic, Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the Prestige LP Cervical Disc System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy).

58. Medtronic Wins Approval For Cervical Disc Product -

Medtronic, Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the Prestige LP Cervical Disc System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy).

59. AbbVie, Shire Agree on $55 Billion Combination -

The drugmaker AbbVie has reached a deal worth roughly $55 billion to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from tax rates back home.

The companies said Friday they will create a new company that is incorporated on the British island of Jersey, where Shire currently is incorporated. But the new company will be controlled by shareholders of North Chicago, Illinois-based AbbVie, who will own about 75 percent of the new company's stock.

60. Against the Tide -

Medtronic’s Prestige Cervical Disc system has helped thousands of people, but none of them are quite like 56-year-old Doug McConnell.

In 2009, McConnell, who is from Barrington, Ill., learned he had a severely herniated disc between two cervical vertebrae. He had the surgery to get the Prestige Cervical Disc on Feb. 1, 2010, in Chicago.

61. Medtronic to Buy Irish Medical-Device Maker -

U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.

The combined company would have its executive offices in Dublin, where it could benefit from Ireland’s lower corporate tax rates. But the merged company would continue to operate in Minneapolis, where Medtronic employs more than 8,000, the companies said late Sunday in a statement.

62. Medtronic to Buy Irish Medical-Device Maker -

U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.

The combined company would have its executive offices in Dublin, where it could benefit from Ireland's lower corporate tax rates. But the merged company would continue to operate in Minneapolis, where Medtronic employs more than 8,000, the companies said late Sunday in a statement.

63. Training Ground -

You can’t perfectly simulate a real-life disaster. Dr. Joe Holley knows this better than most.

64. Eye Care Deserts -

By the time students are on board SAVE’s mobile vision unit the secret is out.

They’ve failed a school eye screening and parents and teachers are catching on that they may be having trouble reading notes on the board, pages in a book, and grasping all that they should in class.

65. Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit -

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers.

66. Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit -

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers.

67. Medtronic Spine Revenue Drops -

Medtronic Spine’s total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $786 million, down 2 percent from the same period a year ago on a constant currency basis, which excludes the impact of exchange rate fluctuations.

68. Appeals Court Judge Faces Ethics Questions -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit announced Friday that he's stepping down from his post, a day after reports that he sent a complimentary email to an attorney who had argued cases before him.

69. Alexander Addresses Device Tax Frustrations -

When U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander came to Bartlett in March to talk with leaders of several local biotech companies, he had a specific issue in mind – the medical device tax that is part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

70. Medtronic Spine Revenue Drops -

Medtronic Spine’s total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 was $786 million, down 2 percent from the same period a year ago on a constant currency basis, which excludes the impact of exchange rate fluctuations.

71. Culture of Health -

Twenty-five years ago, Carol Harshman was an aerobics instructor working for a Springfield, Mo., health club.

As someone with a job that allowed her to live out a lifestyle of health and wellness at work, she was in the minority.

72. Medtronic Lending Helping Hand -

As part of National Volunteer Week, Medtronic volunteers are heading back out into the community to lend a hand at area nonprofits.

Among the highlights: On Tuesday, April 8, they will be at the Mid-South Food Bank from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., cleaning and stocking shelves, as well as helping to organize the “store” where local service agencies come to shop for fresh produce, frozen and refrigerated food and other items. And on Wednesday, April 9, they will volunteer at the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

73. Medtronic Heroes Team Seeking Runners -

The 2014 Medtronic Global Heroes team is now accepting applications from runners worldwide that have benefited from medical technology.

Up to 25 runners will be selected to represent their countries and receive a paid entry and travel package for themselves and a guest to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, to be held Oct. 3-5.

74. Medtronic Global Heroes Team Seeking Runners -

The 2014 Medtronic Global Heroes team is now accepting applications from runners worldwide that have benefited from medical technology.

Up to 25 runners will be selected to represent their countries and receive a paid entry and travel package for themselves and a guest to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, to be held Oct. 3-5.

75. Wells Joins Evans Petree as Associate -

Julie Wells has joined Evans Petree PC as an associate in the East Memphis office, focusing her practice in health care law and general business matters. She previously worked at Baptist Medical Group, where she played an integral role in physician practice acquisitions and contractual-related matters.

76. EPA Recognizes Medtronic for Green Power Use -

The Medtronic Spine/Pyramid Campus appears at No. 52 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Fortune 500 list of the largest green power users.

Medtronic Spine/Pyramid Campus is using 8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 49 percent of the organization’s electricity use.

77. Medtronic Spine’s Q3 Revenue Flat -

Quarterly revenue for Memphis-based Medtronic Spine was $744 million, down about 1 percent from a year ago. Core Spine revenue of $631 million, also was off about 1 percent.

“Stability in our business continued, as worldwide Spine revenue grew slightly in the third quarter on constant currency basis,” Doug King, Medtronic president, said in a statement. “Customers continue to respond favorably to our new technologies and procedural innovations, and enabling technologies like imaging, navigation and powered surgical instruments are a growing competitive differentiator.”

78. Breaking Through -

If it was just an abstraction or a mere theory, it wouldn’t have a definition in the dictionary or a website. It would simply be another urban myth.

But with a few keystrokes you can go right to www.glassceiling.com. And the dictionary definition of “glass ceiling” is tangible – “an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs.” In fact, you can almost see a woman stuck in middle management, briefcase in hand, staring up at that glass ceiling and wondering: Where do I find the ladder that gets me from here to there?

79. Medtronic Spine’s Q3 Revenue Flat -

Quarterly revenue for Memphis-based Medtronic Spine was $744 million, down about 1 percent from a year ago. Core Spine revenue of $631 million, also was off about 1 percent.

“Stability in our business continued, as worldwide Spine revenue grew slightly in the third quarter on constant currency basis,” Doug King, Medtronic president, said in a statement. “Customers continue to respond favorably to our new technologies and procedural innovations, and enabling technologies like imaging, navigation and powered surgical instruments are a growing competitive differentiator.”

80. EPA Recognizes Medtronic For Green Power Use -

The Medtronic Spine/Pyramid Campus appears at No. 52 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Fortune 500 list of the largest green power users.

Medtronic Spine/Pyramid Campus is using 8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 49 percent of the organization’s electricity use.

81. Harris Brings Motivation to Medtronic Employees -

It makes perfect sense for a guest speaker at Medtronic Inc. to deliver a motivational speech titled “Adopting a Global Mindset.”

82. Medtronic Volunteer Hours Grow in 2013 -

Medtronic Spinal had 1,294 volunteers donate 4,222 hours to Mid-South nonprofit organizations in 2013 – a 51 percent increase from 859 volunteers donating 2,907 hours in 2012.

Last December, Medtronic Philanthropy announced two three-year Health Access Grants totaling $500,000 to be awarded to the Church Health Center, Christ Community Health Services and Healthy Shelby. Medtronic Philanthropy also matches all employee charitable contributions up to $50,000 to qualified organizations.

83. Jury Says Medtronic Owes Edwards About $390 Million -

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal jury ruled Wednesday that medical device maker Medtronic infringed on a patent held by Edwards Lifesciences and ordered Medtronic to pay its competitor about $390 million in damages.

84. Medtronic Buys Tyrx Inc. for $160 Million -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic said Monday that it bought Tyrx Inc., which makes devices that are used to treat infections associated with surgeries and implanted medical devices like pacemakers.

85. RedRover Adds Trio of Employees -

RedRover Sales & Marketing has added three new employees to the roster.

They are creative director Carl Cottam, corporate trainer Lori Guy and marketing account executive Jennifer Seidman.

86. RedRover Adds Trio of Employees -

RedRover Sales & Marketing has added three new employees to the roster.

They are creative director Carl Cottam, corporate trainer Lori Guy and marketing account executive Jennifer Seidman.

87. Medtronic Awards Trio Of Memphis Grants -

Medtronic Inc. is awarding three Health Access Grants totaling half a million dollars to a trio of Memphis-area groups.

88. Medtronic Awards Trio of Memphis Grants -

Medtronic Inc. is awarding three Health Access Grants totaling half a million dollars to a trio of Memphis-area groups.

89. Gift of Happiness -

Rebecca Gamble came to become a client of SRVS when she was just 9 years old. Gamble was born with a developmental disability and her parents could no longer care for her so they turned to SRVS, which has housed and nurtured Gamble since 1997.

90. Medtronic Revenue Rises; Spine Business Sags -

Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday announced increased net income company-wide, while business at its Memphis-based spine division sagged.

91. Medtronic Revenue Rises; Spine Business Sags -

Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday announced increased net income company-wide, while business at its Memphis-based spine division sagged.

92. Medtronic Revenue Rises; Spine Business Sags -

Medtronic Inc. on Tuesday announced increased net income company-wide, while business at its Memphis-based spine division sagged.

93. Medtronic Unveils Heart Valve Study Results -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Medtronic Inc. said Tuesday its CoreValve artificial heart valve achieved its goal of helping more patients survive at least one year after implantation compared with the standard treatment.

94. Industry Spotlight -

An audience of a few hundred people, including investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, clinicians and musculoskeletal industry leaders, is gathering in Memphis this week to network, learn about new business opportunities and hear about companies like Restore Medical Solutions, a Memphis-based medical device startup.

95. Supreme Court Won't Hear Medtronic Appeal -

FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Medtronic's appeal of a patent infringement lawsuit.

Minnesota Public Radio News says the high court's decision could cost the Fridley-based company $250 million in damages.

96. Logistics Limelight -

World-renowned as a logistics and distribution hub, Memphis will further raise its profile this month with events that showcase the city’s transportation assets and standing in the global economy.

97. FDA Requires Tracking Codes on Medical Implants -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health regulators will begin tracking millions of medical devices, from pacemakers to hip replacements, using a new electronic system designed to protect patients by catching problematic implants earlier.

98. Medtronic Spine Revenue Declines 2.7 Percent -

Medtronic Inc. said its profit gained in the fiscal first quarter, buoyed by strong international growth and geographic expansion as well as robust demand for cardiac and vascular devices.

99. Medtronic Completes $200 Million Deal for Cardiocom -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic Inc. said Monday that it closed its $200 million acquisition of Cardiocom, which develops and provides services that help manage chronic diseases.

100. Culture of Health -

Local businesses are encouraging employees to get up, get out and get moving by offering wellness programs and financial incentives.

Companies including Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz PC and the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South have signed on for new initiatives like the Memphis Business Group on Health’s (MBGH) CEO Culture of Health program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthy Worksite Program, with an end goal of helping employees become more active and ultimately lowering health insurance costs.