Joe Carlson | Star Tribune
Reporter | Medical technology

Joe Carlson writes about medical technology and the Minnesota companies that design and sell healthcare devices. A Twin Cities native, he most recently covered the business of healthcare for Modern Healthcare magazine in Chicago.


Medtronic net income up nearly 6 percent, beating analysts' projections

Strong sales of next-generation insulin pumps for diabetes helped Medtronic PLC surpass investors’ expectations for its latest quarterly results, sending the company’s stock up 2…


Medtronic reports promising results with new blood-pressure therapy

"Renal denervation" uses radio-frequency energy in arteries.


Simulation faults 3M's Bair Hugger device in surgical infection trial

Bair Hugger alleged to contribute to infection; 3M lawyers disagreed.


'Bad Blood' reveals fraud in the name of better health care at Theranos

NONFICTION: A Wall Street Journal reporter exposes lies at health care company Theranos.


3M's patient warming device goes on trial in Minneapolis

The Bair Hugger, a widely used patient warming system from 3M Co., takes center stage in a federal trial scheduled to begin Monday that could affect thousands of patients who came down with serious joint infections after surgery.


Gillette Children's shapes kids' bones for a healthy life

Gillette Children's strives for a perfect fit in creating custom devices for young patients.


Medtronic selects former analyst for senior finance post

The company believes Michael Weinstein will bring a new perspective to company's strategies.


Inspire Medical stock rises 56 percent in debut

The company raised $108 million in its initial public offering, the second biggest for Minnesota in the past year.


Medtronic CEO on leadless pacemakers, hometown jobs

The work that Medtronic is doing today stems directly from its co-founder's bold thinking in business and pacemaker engineering, Omar Ishrak says.


Experts gather in Twin Cities to discuss protecting medical targets from hackers

Cybersecurity experts look for best practices to thwart unauthorized access.