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Subjects Discussed: Biography; schooling; family; education; his father’s medical device and apparatus business; Norman Dann’s experiences building, repairing and servicing medical equipment; the Dann Company; philosophy of customer service; sales representatives versus direct sales; ideas on improving sales; Medtronic; changes under FDA regulation; Xytron pacemaker; batteries; ramifications of technology leaps; benefits of technology control; impressions of Bill Chardack and others; consulting experiences; operations management; evaluating medical device firms for venture capital firms; experiences starting and successes and failures of three venture capital funds; Local, regional and national competition in the medical device industry; experiences as a board member for various companies; involvement with non-profits; the regulation process; ideas on revising University and industry relations; thoughts on present state and future of the medical device industry and on Medical Alley.
Restrictions on Use: None
Transcript: 68 pages
Accession Number: AV 2001.104.5