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Medtronic seeks partner in brain pump project

Fridley-based Medtronic is looking for pharmaceutical industry partners as it seeks to advance a pump technology, which Medtronic believes could be a good delivery system for Alzheimer's medicines pushed directly into the brain, the Pioneer Press reports.
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Fridley-based Medtronic is looking for pharmaceutical industry partners as it seeks to advance a pump technology, which Medtronic believes could be a good delivery system for Alzheimer's medicines pushed directly into the brain, the Pioneer Press reports.

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