About Medtronic

At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

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Like the business owner in England with Parkinson's disease who could finally feed
himself again.
Or the clerk from Germany, suffering from heart failure, who said that it is a wonderful feeling that she can now do all of the ordinary activities in life and it is as if nothing ever happened.
Or the dietician in India who was able to control her diabetes well enough to
have a baby.

Our medical technologies help make it possible for millions of people to resume everyday activities, return to work, and live better and longer. We're able to do this with the help of some very special people around the world: 46,000+ dedicated employees who share a passionate purpose to improve lives, thousands of medical professionals who share their insights and ideas, and hundreds of advocacy associations that help us share information so people with debilitating diseases know relief is possible.

Medtronic Europe at a Glance

Find out more about Medtronic’s European presence.

Our Mission

Penned more than 40 years ago by our co-founder, the Medtronic Mission continues to unite all of us worldwide in a higher purpose: to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend lives.

Business Overview

Our six major businesses focus their efforts around a condition or therapy type: Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Spinal and Biologics, CardioVascular, Neuromodulation, Diabetes, and Surgical Technologies. To ensure we leverage knowledge and best practices across all these diverse groups, we have several strategic corporate groups.

Community Involvement

Our Mission calls on us to maintain good citizenship. We do this through Medtronic Foundation grants, product donations, employee volunteerism, and meaningful partnerships with global organizations.

Corporate Responsibility

We take our role in changing healthcare very seriously. We assume full responsibility to ensure patient safety and ethical behaviour in all our work.

Our Story

Medtronic was co-founded by an electrical engineer who used medical technology to help a cardiologist keep his open-heart surgery patients alive. Ever since, we've been using our deep understanding of human physiology to create life-changing therapies that help people with chronic diseases.


We serve patients and medical professionals in more than 120 countries.


Last updated: 4 Oct 2013

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