Medtronic plc is a medical technology company. The Company is engaged in research, design, manufacture and sale of products to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. It manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies. It operates in two segments: Cardiac and Vascular Group which includes, Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, CardioVascular, Physio-Control, and Restorative Therapies Group which include Spinal, Neuromodulation, Diabetes, Surgical Technologies. Its primary customers include hospitals, clinics, third party healthcare providers, distributors and other institutions, including governmental healthcare programs and group purchasing organizations. On February 25, 2011, the Company acquired Jolife, a privately-held company. On January 13, 2011, the Company acquired Ardian, Inc. In August 2011, the Company acquired PEAK Surgical, Inc. and Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc.