Medtronic is a medical device company. Their operational headquarters is in Fridley, Minnesota. Medtronic is the world\'s largest standalone medical technology development company. In 2015, at the time of its acquisition of Covidien, Medtronic\'s market capitalisation was about USD100 billion. Medtronic operates in more than 140 countries, employs over 85,000 people and has more than 53,000 patents.