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Ronald A. Matricaria
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.
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Transcript: 16 pages
Accession Number: AV 2001.104.10