Medtronic, Inc. to Create 200 Jobs on Montreal's West Island in $15 Million Expansion

Published: Apr 25, 2012

Quebec is investing $15 million in the medical technology firm Medtronic to help create 200 new medical technology jobs on Montreal's West Island. The international company is expanding its operations in Pointe-Claire and Kirkland, where it manufactures a new type of technology to treat heart disease — developed in conjunction with doctors at the Montreal Heart Institute. Medtronic calls the new device "the arctic front." It uses cold temperatures to help catheters stick better to blocked heart tissue.

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