47 episodes

The MedtronicTalks Podcast Series brings insights, observation and lessons from the leaders of the medtech industry’s single, largest leader. Episodes will center around one of Medtronic’s business units ranging from cardiac care to surgical robotics. We’ll talk with decision-makers who keep Medtronic at the forefront of Medtech. We’ll also speak with regulatory, financial and other operational leaders including the CEO about how Medtronic is preparing for the future.

MedtronicTalks Tom Salemi

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The MedtronicTalks Podcast Series brings insights, observation and lessons from the leaders of the medtech industry’s single, largest leader. Episodes will center around one of Medtronic’s business units ranging from cardiac care to surgical robotics. We’ll talk with decision-makers who keep Medtronic at the forefront of Medtech. We’ll also speak with regulatory, financial and other operational leaders including the CEO about how Medtronic is preparing for the future.

    Diabetes business on fast track after FDA approval of MiniMed 780G system, warning letter resolution

    Diabetes business on fast track after FDA approval of MiniMed 780G system, warning letter resolution

    In this episode of MedtronicTalks, Que Dallara, EVP and President of the Diabetes Business at Medtronic, discusses the company's recent advancements in diabetes management.

    Dallara, transitioning from the software and technology industry to the medical device industry, draws parallels between control systems in different fields and their application to diabetes management, particularly in the development of closed-loop algorithms for insulin dosing. She also highlights the FDA-approved MiniMed 780G system, which simplifies diabetes management with automatic adjustments for insulin dosing and carbohydrate counting. Finally, Dallara addresses Medtronic's ongoing engagement with the FDA and news of the launch of the MiniMed 780G system in the U.S., sharing more about its meal detection technology and benefits.

    Thank you to GlobalMed-MDI for sponsoring this episode. To learn more about how GlobalMed-MDI works with medical device companies, visit www.moldeddevices.com.

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    • 40 min
    How Mechanical Circulatory Support follows the “purest sense” of Medtronic’s patient care mission

    How Mechanical Circulatory Support follows the “purest sense” of Medtronic’s patient care mission

    Unlike other businesses at Medtronic, the Mechanical Circulatory Support group isn’t measured by the number of new patients receiving medical devices. Instead, MCS is charged with caring for the nearly 3,000 patients who have already been implanted with Medtronic’s Heartware Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD.) In 2021, Medtronic stopped distributing the HVADs following studies that showed recipients had a higher risk of suffering strokes than those who were implanted with another company’s VAD. But Medtronic’s mission didn’t end with the suspension. In this episode, Raj Thomas, vice president and general manager of MCS, explains how his team continues to support recipients, their caregivers and clinicians to help ensure those heart failure patients can live the fullest lives possible. Thomas details MCS’s steps toward providing support including the organization of a global meeting and the establishment of a patient advisory board.

    Thank you to Resonant Link for sponsoring this episode.

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    • 30 min
    CFO Karen Parkhill discusses reorganization, results and success in building broader representation

    CFO Karen Parkhill discusses reorganization, results and success in building broader representation

    Karen Parkhill assumed the role of chief financial officer at Medtronic six years ago, making her first move into the medical device industry. Over that time, Parkhill has helped oversee many transformations at Medtronic including the reorganization into 20 business units. As CFO, Parkhill also has had a hand in establishing gender equity pay at Medtronic and serves as the Executive Sponsor of the Medtronic PRIDE Employee Resource Group. She’s also active in cultivating and developing a rising number of women executives. In this interview we’ll talk with Karen Parkhill about the progress Medtronic has made in all those efforts and what she expects from the future.

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    • 30 min
    CFO Karen Parkhill discusses reorganization, results and success in building broader representation

    CFO Karen Parkhill discusses reorganization, results and success in building broader representation

    Karen Parkhill assumed the role of chief financial officer at Medtronic six years ago, making her first move into the medical device industry. Over that time, Parkhill has helped oversee many transformations at Medtronic including the reorganization into 20 business units. As CFO, Parkhill also has had a hand in establishing gender equity pay at Medtronic and serves as the Executive Sponsor of the Medtronic PRIDE Employee Resource Group. She’s also active in cultivating and developing a rising number of women executives. In this interview, we’ll talk with Karen Parkhill about the progress Medtronic has made in all those efforts and what she expects from the future.

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    • 30 min
    How Medtronic is using robotics, AI and other critical tech to drive Cranial and Spinal Technologies

    How Medtronic is using robotics, AI and other critical tech to drive Cranial and Spinal Technologies

    Technologies including AI, robotics and customized implants creates new opportunities for Medtronic’s growing Cranial and Spinal Technologies business. In this episode, Skip Kiil, president of the business unit, explains how his group is deploying technology to drive future growth. Kiil, a former professional baseball player before turning to medtech, also shares critical advice to young medical device executives who are looking to gain relevant experience rapidly. This episode is sponsored by Allied Motion Technologies.

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    • 38 min
    How Medtronic Neurovascular is deploying Avail Medsystems to improve care and accelerate innovation

    How Medtronic Neurovascular is deploying Avail Medsystems to improve care and accelerate innovation

    Dan Volz, president of the neurovascular business at Medtronic, lays out the dire facts regarding stroke. Less than 10 percent of the 15 million strokes that occur each year worldwide are treated, and the number of strokes grows by 10% each year. In this episode, we’ll explore Medtronic’s new agreement with Avail Medsystems, which sells access to a network of communication devices that provide audio and video connection to operating rooms. Avail CEO Daniel Hawkins joins in on the conversation explaining how Avail can facilitation collaboration between surgeons, speed training on new life-saving devices, and even help engineers observe procedures so they can develop new critical tools. The pair will discuss how Medtronic is using Avail’s products day-to-day as well as part of the company’s new Co-Lab Platform to help those developing new neurovascular products outside of Medtronic. Thank you to Cretex Medical for sponsoring this episode.

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    • 41 min

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