Solving Complex Problems in Simple Ways
There are common themes across every medical specialty we support: patients want to get better and doctors want simpler, more effective options. That’s why we work hard to improve our minimally invasive medical devices and the way they’re delivered to hospitals and doctors around the world. Being a family-owned business allows us to do what’s best for the patient. It gives us the freedom to work through a problem for as long as it takes to find the simplest solution. We also have companies that work in areas outside of medical device manufacturing. To learn about them, visit: Cook Group.
Known for our innovation and distinctive team culture, we work closely with healthcare professionals to solve some of the most complex medical challenges of today and tomorrow. Saving lives and improving the quality of life for patients is at the core of everything we do. This meaningful work gives purpose to our lives and inspires us to create solutions that make a difference in the lives of others. Innovative by design Our dynamic team culture fosters innovation and collaboration across our global network. The result is the creation of products designed to work in harmony with the natural anatomy and mimic healthy conditions. For more than 40 years, our level of performance has matched the performance of our medical devices–reliable, durable, and effective. As we move forward, we will continue to lead the way by raising standards and improving care for more patients, while providing viable options for more physicians, providers, and payers. Our devices include vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes, sutures, and staple line reinforcement materials. With more than 45 million devices implanted worldwide, we are a world leader in membrane technology and biomaterials.
Medtronic was founded in 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, by Earl E. Bakken and Palmer J. Hermundslie. Medtronic of Canada Ltd. was the first subsidiary of Medtronic outside the United States, operating in Vancouver, British Columbia as of August 1968. The Canadian head office was relocated to Ontario in 1974. Our Brampton, Ontario campus is now the Canadian Headquarters housing our training and education centre, sales, marketing, and administrative functions.
Medtronic employs over 1,100 people in Canada, and includes regional offices in Vancouver, BC and Montreal, Quebec as well as manufacturing in Montreal. We also manufacture one of our products through a local company in Mississauga, Ontario.
Medtronic’s Brampton headquarters was designed according to Leadership in Energy Efficiency & Design (LEED) principles to provide an energy efficient work space using innovative, state of the art technology to reduce our impact on the environment.
Some of the energy saving technologies include:
Energy efficient lighting with daylight harvesting system
Over 44% reduction in indoor potable water use
Over 75% of construction waste diverted from landfill
Healthy non-toxic interiors and superior air quality
Responsible selection of materials used from local sources with high recycled content
White roof to reflect radiant energy
At Medtronic, we are committed to doing all that we can to reduce our carbon footprint.
CryoLife’s mission is to partner with clinicians to restore the health of patients by delivering innovative technologies of unsurpassed quality. CryoLife is one of the world’s leading contemporary medical device companies, providing preserved human tissues for cardiac and vascular surgeries, mechanical heart valves for aortic or mitral valve replacement, surgical adhesives and sealants, cardiac lasers for treatment of refractory angina, and state-of-the-art technology and surgical training in adult and pediatric cardiovascular surgery. Since the company’s inception in 1984, it is estimated that CryoLife’s products and tissues have been implanted in over 1 million patients worldwide. CryoLife is headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, 20 miles northwest of Atlanta, with offices in Austin, Texas and Guildford, Surrey, UK, as well as sales and marketing centers in Germany and Singapore, and representation in over 85 countries worldwide. The firm’s 700 employees hail from 11 countries and speak 17 languages. CryoLife’s staff includes four full-time physicians and seven Ph.D.s, with disciplines in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, protein chemistry and organic chemistry.
Terumo Aortic is 100% focused on the aorta, offering a wide range of grafts to address your patient’s unique anatomy.