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美敦力从车库创业,到如今已经一跃成为全球知名的医疗科技公司之一。
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From a Repair Shop to a Global Medical Technology Leader

Medtronic was founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie.

Did these two men set out to change medical technology and the lives of millions of people? No. But they did have a deep moral purpose and an inner drive to use their scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to help others.

That spirit — combined with our founders' personal integrity and passion — became our guiding philosophy and, ultimately, the Medtronic Mission.

Our first life-changing therapy — a wearable, battery-powered cardiac pacemaker — was the foundation for many more Medtronic therapies that use our electrical stimulation expertise to improve the lives of millions of people.

Over the years, we developed additional core technologies, including implantable mechanical devices, drug and biologic delivery devices, and powered and advanced energy surgical instruments. Today, our technologies are used to treat nearly 40 medical conditions.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR HISTORY OF INNOVATION

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1949 
MEDTRONIC IS FOUNDED

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1960 
WROTE OUR MISSION;
DEVELOPED THE FIRST IMPLANTABLE PACEMAKER

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1979 
ESTABLISHED THE MEDTRONIC FOUNDATION

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1999 
EXPANDED INTO SPINAL CARE

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2002 
INTRODUCED FIRST REMOTE MONTORING SYSTEM

NEED

2016 
INTRODUCED  THE WORLD'S SMALLEST PACEMAKER AND FIRST HYBRID CLOSED LOOP INSULIN DELIVERY SYSTEM

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2019 
LAUNCHED MAZOR X STEALTH EDITION SYSTEM FOR ROBOTIC-ASSISTED SPINE SURGERY

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1957 
CREATED FIRST BATTERY-OPERATED, EXTERNAL PACEMAKER

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1977 
INTRODUCED PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE

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1983 
EXPANDED INTO NEURO-STIMULATION

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2001 
EXPANDED INTO  DIABETES CARE

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2015 
ACQUIRED
COVIDIEN

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2017 
INTRODUCED THE WORLD'S SMALLEST IMPLANTABLE SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR

从器械修理店蜕变为全球医疗科技公司领导者

美敦力创立于1949年,是厄尔·巴肯(Earl Bakken)及其姐夫帕尔默·赫蒙斯利(Palmer Hermundslie)创办的一家医疗器械修理店。

两人是否在创业之初就立志变革医疗技术、改善千万人的生活呢?答案并非如此,但他们内心深处的高尚道德一直驱动着他们利用自身的科学知识和创业技能造福于他人。

这种精神,加之这两位创始人的正直和热情,成为公司发展的指导理念,并最终演变成为美敦力的使命

美敦力研发的第一款改善患者生活的产品——由电池驱动的便携式心脏起搏器——为后来美敦力利用电刺激技术开发更多疗法奠定了基础,这些疗法改善了成千上万人的生活。

多年来,我们开发出了更多核心技术,包括植入式医疗器械、生物给药系统以及先进的手术动力系统和能量平台。如今,我们的技术已被用于近70多种重点疾病领域。

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