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Medtronic, a world leader in medical technology, services and solutions, celebrated its 50 years of presence and technological development of medical technologies and devices in Mexico and Central America, to make it its mission to relieve pain, restore health and prolong people’s lives.
Héctor Orellana, Vice President of Medtronic in Mexico and Central America, said: “At Medtronic we are very proud to celebrate 50 years of presence in the Mexico and Central America region, to which we have added the efforts of a great team that has has worked with a firm commitment to health and technological innovation to lead a new era in health”.
In the region, Medtronic now has more than 13,000 employees, 5 manufacturing facilities (15% of the company’s employees worldwide), four of which are in Mexico and one in Costa Rica. It also treats more than 70 conditions; and contributes more than 300 million units manufactured of medical devices to the rest of the world.
“Our priority is to work together to increase access to medical technology for patients who lack it today. For this reason, in addition to working on the creation of medical innovations, it strengthens its commitment to people’s health through the development of a new training model for healthcare professionals called MIND (Medical Innovation and Development Program),” Orellana underlined.
Through MIND, Medtronic will add strategic alliances with educational institutions, such as UNAM School of Medicine, as well as activities to bring this topic closer to academic communities, such as the University Poster Contest and NFTs Technology and Health.
The challenge of having health professionals care for the population is paramount, given that according to data from the Federal Government’s Health Secretariat, Mexico has a deficit of 200,000 general practitioners and specialists. “Medtronic seeks to be a partner in medical education and training for healthcare professionals, we believe this allows more patients to access better care. In Mexico and Central America alone, Medtronic generates more than 400 activities and educational programs for healthcare professionals each year to help expand awareness of medical practices and new therapies among healthcare professionals,” said Tainá Pizzignacco. , Director of Medical Affairs of Medtronic Latin America.
In the same vein, in the quest to contribute to the education of medical specialists, Medtronic announces a agreement with the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexicowhich will provide updates on the use of technologies for diabetes care and minimally invasive surgery.
As an innovative company and with the vision of knowing the perspective of the new generations, Medtronic has taken on the task of realizing the University Poster Contest and NFT Health and Technologya competition in which medical, design and communication students had the opportunity to express and communicate their point of view on the importance of innovation in health.
This competition saw the participation of more than 12 university institutions and the best works will be donated to 50 hospital institutions in the country, as well as presented in various activities. “It is impressive to see how much of what is expressed is a trend in the sector or is already a reality, such as the importance of technology with the help of Artificial Intelligence, miniaturization and the creation of increasingly minimally invasive therapies”, commented Orellana . .
Medtronic has not stopped innovating or investing to strengthen its portfolio and has a vision as a key ally for all healthcare systems around the world. It currently has more than 49,000 patents and more than 350 active clinical studies worldwide and has a long-term vision to continue its R&D activities.
“We are building a new era in healthcare where technology will play a key role in patient care. This is why we reaffirm our commitment to addressing the conditions that most affect our population, always leveraging innovation and offering solutions that will be fundamental for hospital institutions and systems over the next 50 years”, concluded Orellana.
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About Medtronic Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, it is the world’s leading health technology company, boldly attacking the most challenging health problems facing humanity by seeking and finding solutions. Our mission, to relieve pain, restore health and extend life, unites a global team of more than 90,000 passionate people in 150 countries. Our technologies and therapies treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, surgical robotics, insulin pumps, surgical instruments, patient monitoring systems and more. Driven by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform two people’s lives every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-based care, people-centered experiences, and better outcomes for all. In everything we do, we design the extraordinary. For more information about Medtronic (NYSE: MDT), visit www.Medtronic.com and follow @Medtronic on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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