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Subjects Discussed: Family background, service in World War II, education, his father’s manufacturing background, Waters-Conley company: phonographs, development of home pasteurizer for farmers. Waters Instruments: oximeters, densitometers, cardiotachometer, and kymographic camera, and merging with Flowtronics. Sales at trade shows, engineering and entrepreneurs prompted by medical institutions and physicians. Consolidation in the medical device industry. Impact of Device Control Act and FDA regulation. Membrane oxygenator and pulsatile preservation for kidneys. Experiences working with the Mayo Clinic. Dye curve catheter versus thermal dilution curve catheter. Change in Mayo Clinic’s attitude toward commercialization. Thoughts on development of Medical Device Industry in Minnesota: role of Mayo Clinic, labor pool, support services, and capital. Experiences running a manufacturing concern.
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Transcript: 30 pages
Accession Number: AV 2001.104.16