Medtronic is a leading company in medical technology providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic pain. Medtronic was founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakker. Since then, they have grown into a multinational company that uses technology to transform the way debilitating, chronic diseases are treated.
Their first life-changing therapy was a wearable, battery-powered cardiac pacemaker. 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.
The latest editon of the “Think Ing.”-magazine portrayed innovation in medical technology, including an interview with Heiko Visarius, Business Director Spinal, Medtronic. Dr. Visarius made his MBA in Horgen at our predecessor institution:
“When I became CEO of Medivision, I realized that I quickly faced the limits of my engineering studies: lack of knowledge in human resources managment, budgeting, marketing where the reasons why I decided to make an MBA.”
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