Medtronic Renames Surgical Navigation Business

April 7, 2005

Medtronic announced that Medtronic Surgical Navigation Technologies has changed its name to Medtronic Navigation. "The name change is driven by the expanding offering of therapies for which our technologies are used," said Nadim Yared, Medtronic vice president and general manager of Medtronic Navigation.

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