Over looking the Sydney city skyline from the vantage point at Taronga Zoo. Medtronics Australia and New Zealand conference comes together.
Medtronic was founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie. Since then, they have grown into a multinational company that uses technology to transform the way debilitating, chronic diseases are treated.
The inspiration for Medtronic’s first pacemaker was a musical metronome.
Their first life-changing therapy – a wearable, battery-powered cardiac pacemaker – was the foundation for dozens more Medtronic therapies that use their electrical stimulation expertise to improve the lives of millions of people.
Over the years, they adapted additional technologies for the human body, including radio frequency therapies, mechanical devices, drug and biologic delivery devices, and diagnostic tools. Today, their technologies are used to treat more than 30 chronic diseases affecting many areas of the body.