Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Kurt Amplatz
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kurt Amplatz was born in Austria. He studied in Switzerland and France. He obtained his medical degree and then finished his training in the United States. He developed many medical devices and started two medical device companies, Kamca and AGA. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Education; early training as a doctor; how he came to Minnesota and why he studied hearts; experiences as instructor in radiology; developing medical devices for neuroradiology, uroradiology, and cardiac radiology; starting Kamca and then AGA (Amplatz Gougeon Afremor); patents; main product of AGA, the septal occluder; papers he has coauthored; future of small device companies; early beginnings of Medtronic; new products being developed; personal connection with pacemakers.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:00:33 running time
Creation Interviewer: Jeffrey, Kirk
Interviewee: Amplatz, Kurt
Made in Golden Valley, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Golden Valley, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/23/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 87
Accession Number AV2001.104.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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