PATIENT-INSPIRED INNOVATION Meaningful Innovation

Revolutionizing healthcare for the sake of patients — always

At Medtronic, research and development is not about innovation for innovation's sake but about enhancing the quality of life around the world through patient-centered healthcare solutions.

GREATER CHOICE IN PAIN MANAGEMENT
Through medical technology, collaboration, and awareness

INSPIRED TO PROVIDE BETTER PAIN MANAGEMENT

Because patients deserve pain management options as an alternative or adjunct to systemic opioids, we are:

  • Leveraging our capabilities and product portfolio to address the unmet needs of pain patients
  • Providing support to those working on the prevention and treatment of prescription opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose
  • Educating payers, policymakers, and regulators to enable greater patient access to medical devices shown to alleviate pain
READ OUR PERSPECTIVE ON PATIENT-FOCUSED CARE TO RELIEVE PAIN

World’s Smallest Pacemaker Allows Minimally Invasive Approach

World’s Smallest Pacemaker

Why were our engineers thrilled to develop the world's smallest pacemaker? Because the pacemaker's size allows it to be placed into the heart using a minimally invasive approach, without wires running from the chest to the heart required by other pacemakers.

LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD'S SMALLEST PACEMAKER

Better Management of Diabetes

Better Management of Diabetes

Medtronic scientists toiled for years, laser focused on a diabetic patient's need to monitor blood sugar. Their focus, tenacity, and math skills paid off when they developed a sophisticated algorithm to control the flow of insulin.   

FIND OUT HOW THEY DID IT

SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR TO HELP WITH CHRONIC PAIN
Embedded technology provides actionable data

LATEST IN CHRONIC PAIN TREATMENT

The newest Medtronic spinal cord stimulator helps physicians design an innovative treatment plan for chronic pain patients.

  • Embedded technology collects quantitative data on a patient’s physical position.
  • The data can then be correlated with the patient’s subjective report of pain levels.
  • The device can modify the amount of stimulation patients receive, depending on the pain they’re experiencing in different positions.
FIND OUT HOW TECHNOLOGY PRODUCES PATIENT-CENTERED CARE

Replacing Aortic Heart Valves — Without Surgery

Replacing Aortic Heart Valves — Without Surgery

Many patients are not good candidates for open-heart surgery. Like Ron. Ron's cardiothoracic surgeon replaced Ron's heart valve using a minimally invasive approach developed by Medtronic. Yet another example of how Medtronic tenacity and resourcefulness saves lives.

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Being Heard Makes All the Difference

Being Heard Makes All the Difference

The Medtronic Applied Innovation Lab brings together patients, clinicians, and IT professionals. “If you can bring people into a place with the right technologies and the right team they start thinking differently,” says Mike Hedges, Medtronic’s chief information officer. “That’s what we need to do to start transforming healthcare.” Discover how this unique partnership sparks ideas to improve healthcare.

DISCOVER THE MEDTRONIC APPLIED INNOVATION LAB

MEDTRONIC PATENTS
Patient-centered healthcare innovation

Scientist working in lab

Find United States patent information on products manufactured by our business units — Minimally Invasive Therapies, Cardiac and Vascular, Diabetes, and Restorative Therapies.

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