October 27, 2014
ROHNERT PARK and HEALDSBURG — There’s a new kid on the medical-device block in Sonoma County. Joining Medtronic, TriVascular and more than a dozen smaller device makers is Hemotek Medical Inc., a tiny company with a good idea and backing from the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant program.
September 17, 2014
Medtronic, a giant medical device company based in Minneapolis and with a large facility in Santa Rosa, on Wednesday released a new balloon treatment for spine-compression fractures.
July 14, 2014
SANTA ROSA – Several months of collaboration among public and private sectors in Sonoma County are culminating in the first tech Supplier Fair on July 25.
June 16, 2014
NORTH BAY — An ambitious and collaborative effort to lure more life sciences companies to the North Bay will take its message on the road next week, hoping to expand on the success of a growing cluster of pharmaceutical and medical-device companies that bring with them high-paying jobs and an educated workforce.
June 9, 2014
Profiles of 26 human resources executives at top placement agencies or the North Bay’s largest employers.
May 20, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Medtronic, Inc., (NYSE: MDT) on Tuesday reported worldwide fourth-quarter revenue increased 3 percent from a year before, while worldwide quarterly sales for its Cardiac and Vascular Group, which has operations in Santa Rosa, rose 1 percent.
March 31, 2014
Read profiles of Corporate Philanthropy Awards-winners with more than 1,000 employees: Agilent Technologies, Autodesk, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic and Wells Fargo Bank.
March 17, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Cardiologists at two St. Joseph Health-affiliated facilities, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and the nearby Advanced Surgery Institute, recently implanted a new miniature cardiac monitoring device used to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart, becoming the Bay Area’s first to offer the minimally invasive alternative to larger implants.
March 4, 2014
Twenty North Bay businesses and organizations have been selected for the Business Journal’s inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
“All of us at the Journal congratulate these organizations that contribute significantly to the betterment of the communities we treasure,” said Publisher Brad Bollinger. “It’s amazing there wasn’t something like this already. As a result, we had a very strong response to our call for nominations and an incredible group of recipients.”
February 18, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) on Tuesday reported its Cardiac and Vascular group, which is based in Santa Rosa, reported global sales of $2.119 billion, an increase of 1 percent over the year.
The Minneapolis-based company as a whole, however, reported that its third quarter net profit dropped 23 percent, largely related to the discontinuation of a high blood pressure treatment that failed to make it out of trial.
February 17, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Shortly after receiving a $50 million injection in venture capital, Santa Rosa-based medical technology developer Direct Flow Medical, Inc. has made significant strides in reaching approval for its transcatheter aortic valve replacement system, including full approval in the European Union.
And as part of the ramp up toward full approval in the U.S., Direct Flow will embark on significant expansion, including doubling its workforce across the globe to more than 300, while seeking additional space in Santa Rosa to support research and development near its current 12,000 square-foot headquarters at 451 Aviation Blvd., according to CEO Bernard Lyons.
November 27, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Medtronic in Santa Rosa recently selected the Redwood Community Health Coalition, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, the Jewish Community Free Clinic and Operation Access to receive a total of $450,000 in Health Access Grants from Medtronic Philanthropy over the next two years.
November 19, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Medtronic’s Cardiac and Vascular Group, which includes operations in Santa Rosa, on Tuesday reported second-quarter sales increased 3 percent from a year before, slightly faster growth than for the company as a whole.
August 20, 2013
Medtronic, Inc.’s Cardiac and Vascular Group, which includes operations in Santa Rosa, today reported sales of $2.160 billion, an increase of 2 percent, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, ended July 26, 2013.
July 31, 2013
SANTA ROSA — A San Francisco-based commercial real estate investor purchased two office buildings fully leased to Medtronic Vascular near Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport for $18 million.
May 21, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today said it would cut 2,000 jobs across the company as a result of “manufacturing consolidation efforts,” while reporting that its Cardiac and Vascular Group, which includes operations in Santa Rosa, had worldwide sales of more than $2.3 billion for an increase of 5 percent over the year.
A Medtronic spokeswoman told the Business Journal that approximately half the job cuts will take place overseas.
April 29, 2013
Marin Clean Energy unveiled a new, free energy savings tool available to homeowners in the Marin County and Richmond. … Novato City Council voted unanimously for the city become a customer of Marin Clean Energy ….
Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH), based in Corte Madera, reported net revenues increased 25 percent for its 2012–2013 fiscal year. …
Town Center Corte Madera (shopttowncenter.com) recently completed a renovation of the center’s office building, whose lobby now has what’s possibly Marin County’s first indoor “living wall.” …
North Bay Leadership Council is gearing up for the third year of its Algebra Academy program this summer in San Rafael and Novato. …
AT&T expanded its high-speed 4G LTE cell phone network to include areas of the North Bay. …
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), whose Cardio and Vascular division is based in Santa Rosa, announced Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance and the first U.S. clinical uses of its new Affinity Fusion oxygenation system. …
April 22, 2013
North Bay Leadership Council is gearing up for the third year of its Algebra Academy Program this summer in San Rafael and Novato. …
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) visited Quivira Vineyards in Dry Creek Valley to present the winery with his Sustainable North Coast certificate in recognition of Quivira’s work in restoring salmon habitat and healthy waterways. …
AT&T has expanded its high-speed 4G LTE network in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. …
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance and the first U.S. clinical uses of its new Affinity Fusion oxygenation system. …
Novato’s LumiGrow, Inc. announced a so-called “Cash for Clunkers” program. Through the new program, commercial growers receive a $150 cash rebate for each high intensity discharge (HID) greenhouse light fixture they replace with a LumiGrow LED luminaire. …
February 25, 2013
Medtronic, which has cardiovascular-device operations in Santa Rosa, received the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark to be able to market the Evera portfolio of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in the European Union. …
SenarioTek, a Santa Rosa-based designer and manufacturer of radio-frequency and microwave products, announced it has received ISO 9001:2008 certification from ABS Quality Evaluations. …
SpotOn, a San Rafael-based digital loyalty network for local merchants and consumers, announced a major milestone six months after officially launching its tablet-based incentive program in July. …
December 17, 2012
Glassdoor, based in Sausalito, released a survey that reveals employees’ work-related resolutions for 2013, preferences for holiday perks from employers and expectations for holiday time off and bonuses. …
Superior Farms, the nation’s largest lamb producer, unveiled its first onsite large-scale wind turbine at the company’s Dixon processing facility. …
Praxis Capital of Santa Rosa launched a third real estate investment fund to purchase single-family homes in Northern California. …
The board of directors of Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) approved a cash dividend of 26 cents per share of common stock. …
PNI Sensor, a Santa Rosa-based geomagnetic sensor manufacturer, introduced SpacePoint Scout, a development module that offers video game application developers nine-axis motion tracking technology in one reasonably priced, integrated circuit board module. …
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