Medtronic to open diabetes center in San Antonio

Medtronic (Minneapolis) said that the company has chosen San Antonio as the home of its new Diabetes Therapy Management and Education Center. Medtronic is expected to hire nearly 1,400 professionals over a five-year period to staff the new 150,000-square-foot facility.

The announcement took place at the Overlook at the Rim office building, the proposed site for the new center. Medtronic expects to begin recruiting immediately with the facility opening for operations in late summer.

"We are excited to add the city of San Antonio to the Medtronic family and look forward to becoming an active member of the growing biomedical community in South Texas," said Chris O'Connell, president of the diabetes business and senior VP at Medtronic. "Medtronic offers exciting and fulfilling career opportunities helping people with chronic diseases live healthier, more productive lives."