Innovation Stories

MEANINGFUL INNOVATION TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

 
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Patients inspire us to innovate in new ways every day. We're putting the best minds to work across the globe — anticipating needs and validating approaches in the relentless pursuit of better healthcare for all. The stories below are a few of our latest innovations providing better outcomes for patients.

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Successful management of non-resectable liver tumors is about more than what you remove — it’s about what you leave behind, too.

Joseph Brannan, inventor of Thermosphere™ technology and the principal developer of the Emprint™ ablation system, gives us a close look at the science behind our latest percutaneous ablation system.

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Re-Imagining Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

Partnering with Physicians For New Technologies 
Learn how Medtronic partners with clinicians every day to create innovations that produce better patient outcomes and enhance quality of life for people around the world.

Dr. Bhatt, Creator of the ProdiGI™ Traction Wire

“When developing the prototype for ProdiGI™, my goal was to create a design that would allow us physicians to maintain consistent traction on a lesion during dissection. What resulted was just that – a product that delivers uninterrupted visualization and ease of use to ESD procedures."

Hillary Huszar, Sr. Research Manager at Medtronic

“I'm here at the R&D lab where the ProdiGI™ traction wire was taken from prototype to reality. The ProdiGI project was unique because it originated from concepts developed by a physician – Dr. Bhatt of the Cleveland Clinic. It was the collaboration between Dr. Bhatt and Medtronic engineers that produced a truly patient-centered solution and pioneered the latest advancements in ESD. “

Virtual Reality Training

Endoscopic submucosal dissection is one of the fastest growing procedures to treat pre and early GI cancers endoscopically. However, because of the complexity of the procedure, adoption has been slow due to the long learning curve. That's where we come in. We're proud to share a new virtual reality training experience that allows you learn how to do ESD from your home or office.

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Learn about our introduction into endoscopic submucosal dissection and hear firsthand from key opinion leaders who have helped deliver this technology to patients.

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