Medtronic/medtech reporter | Medtech

Burl Gilyard is the Star Tribune's medtech reporter.


AT&T, other cariers lose mobile phone service

The disruptions happened from early Thursday morning until midday.


Medtronic reneges on spinoffs, decides to retain all but ventilator business

The company will keep most of its patient monitoring and respiratory interventions businesses it initially announced it was offloading in October 2022.


Early Medtronic executive and prolific Twin Cities businessman Thomas Holloran dies at 94

The former CEO and chairman of various companies and organizations also helped start the law school at the University of St. Thomas.


Yet another FDA Class 1 recall for Minnesota-made infusion syringe pumps

Software issues have plagued the devices, which Smiths Medical makes in Oakdale.


Hempel buying another well-known downtown Minneapolis building

The Eden Prairie-based firm purchased the Loews Minneapolis Hotel with two other investors, Milwaukee-based Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Oklahoma City-based Robinson Park Investments.


Minneapolis-based Fair State Brewing files for bankruptcy protection, will remain open

The Twin Cities brewing cooperative is looking for a way through high levels of debt.


Minnesota companies have stopped posting, spending on X as platform loses trust

The exact reasons for the exodus after Elon Musk's takeover vary, though the large companies have been hesitant to share their thinking.


Caribou Coffee hands over roasting operations in $260M deal, focuses on coffeehouses

The company said the Brooklyn Center roastery will still roast all of its coffee.


Drugmaker Upsher-Smith, source of Minnesota billionaire family's squabble, sold again

The price new owner Bora Pharmaceutical paid is a fraction of the initial sale total of $1.05 billion from 2017.


Medtronic wins key decision in catheter technology patent battle

The original case with Pennsylvania-based Teleflex dates back to 2019.