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Ronald A. Matricaria

1 hour, April 21, 2000, St. Jude Medical, Little Canada, Minnesota
Interviewer: David Rhees

Interview Excerpt:
Audio MP3 File | Excerpt Transcript

Subjects Discussed: His work at Eli Lilly; fundamental differences between medical device development and pharmaceutical discovery process; Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.; Carbomedics and pyrolitic carbon; St. Jude Medical; benefits—venture capital community, infrastructure, quality workforce—and liabilities—climate—of Minnesota location for large device companies; the state, University, and venture capital’s ability to adjust quickly to demands and changes of the economy; cooperation and competition between large device companies: Medical Alley, Health Industry Manufacturers Association; patent infringement suits.

Sound Recordings:
User copy: 1 60-minute cassette
Original: 1 60-minute cassette

Restrictions on Use: None

Transcript: 16 pages

Accession Number: AV 2001.104.10


Biographical Information

Ronald A. Matricaria was born in Connecticut and attended college in Massachusetts. He has been an executive and board member for Eli Lilly, Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. and St. Jude Medical.

Ronald A. Matricaria