Medtronic reported the strongest quarterly US sales growth for its medical devices in five years. Photograph: Bloomberg

Medtronic chief executive Omar Ishrak has defended his company’s plan to acquire Dublin-based Covidien in a so-called inversion deal, saying the medic(...)

Covidien’s strengths in surgical equipment , vascular and ventilators will complement Medtronic’s existing product range. Photograph: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

It’s the largest deal in medical devices in almost 30 years. More importantly, Medtronic’s $42.9 billion proposed acquisition of rival Covidien makes (...)

The Medtronic Inc headquarters building in Minneapolis, Minnesota, yesterday. Photographer: Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg

Medtronic’s successful pursuit of Covidien throws a revealing light on the intense search for scale and pipeline by medical device and pharma companie(...)

A Medtronic worker assembles a device that is inserted into a pacemaker. Photograph: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

Medical device giant Medtronic today became the largest company to relocate its headquarters here from the US after its $42.9 billion (€31.6 billion)(...)

Medtronic chairman and chief executive Omar Ishrak said the deal with Covidien would allow the company to  make more investment in US technologies. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Files/Reuters

US medical device maker Medtronic has agreed to buy Covidien Plc for $42.9 billion (€32 billion) in cash and stock and move its executive base to Irel(...)

Medtronic: The centre is equipped with digital communication technology for “global networking”, along with three-dimensional printing for new ideas and space for training and education.

A €7.7 million brainstorming centre to devise new treatments for cardiovascular and cardiac rhythm disease is due to be opened by EU Commissioner for (...)