Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Ronald A. Matricaria
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ronald A. Matricaria was born in Connecticut and attended college in Massachusetts. He was an executive and board member for Eli Lilly, Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. and St. Jude Medical. 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.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:51:49 running time
Creation Interviewer: Rhees, David J. Ph.D.
Interviewee: Matricaria, Ronald A.
Made in Little Canada, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Little Canada, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 04/21/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 87
Accession Number AV2001.104.10
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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