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Medtronic Sees A Future In Extreme Miniature

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Device manufacturers are eyeing a miniature future as they design next-generation implants and treatments, from tiny glucose sensors for diabetics to small wireless monitors that could remotely track blood pressure, weight and heart rate.

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