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World's First Deep Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Treatment of Psychiatric Condition in Europe
Date:7/14/2009

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Medtronic has been pursuing research of DBS for psychiatric disorders for more than a decade in collaboration with physicians from many leading institutions. The company holds several patents related to the technologies used in DBS as well as the use of DBS for psychiatric disorders, including for treatment-resistant depression and OCD. To date, all peer-reviewed publications about DBS for psychiatric disorders, including treatment-resistant depression, have been based on the use of Medtronic DBS systems.

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Medtronic, Inc. (http://www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology - alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world.

Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 24, 2009. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.

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