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September 15, 2010 09:08 ET

Analyst Research on St. Jude Medical and Medtronic -- What's New in the Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry?

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the medical appliances & equipment industry and has completed analytical research on St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE: STJ) and Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The Medical Appliances and Equipment industry has been showing mixed to good results lately, as innovations in product development and manufacturing have been battling a sluggish global economy. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the medical appliances & equipment industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the medical appliances & equipment industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on St. Jude Medical Inc. and Medtronic Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The Worldwide slowdown has hurt business, as customers have been delaying the purchase of non-essential large ticket items. That being said, necessary equipments such as cardiac and vascular products are posting strong sales. Innovations in the development of cardiac monitoring systems may also boost sales, as people look for better way to monitor and anticipate heart problems. In this field, Medtronic Inc. is making great progress with its latest cardiac monitoring system. Investors looking for complimentary research on Medtronic Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

While international sales remain relatively flat, the expansion of production plants in foreign countries is picking up. Countries such as Costa Rica have seen an increase in medical manufacturing plants operating within their borders. Currently, over fifteen percent of Costa Rica's total exports are medical equipment products, and that number is expected to rise. With strong safety records and cheaper labor costs, companies may look to continue developing production infrastructure abroad. Early this week, St. Jude Medical Inc. had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Costa Rica plant. The company is planning to invest close to $670 million in Costa Rica over the next few years. Investors looking for free research on St. Jude Medical Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

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