Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Gerald Timm
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gerald Timm was born in Minnesota and completed undergraduate and graduate studies there. He developed many medical devices for urological disorders and started several companies to market the various devices. Additionally, he worked as a researcher and professor at a Minnesota university. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early career, interest in medical engineering applications, and tailoring education for medical technology work. University career: research, teaching, developing courses and interdisciplinary major. Development of medical devices for urological disorders and companies that sold them: electrical stimulation of bladder device and Mentor; hydraulic artificial urinary sphincter and American Medical Systems also inflatable penile prosthesis; urodynamic equipment and Dacomed: instrumentation products to help diagnosis of urinary incontinence, nocturnal penile tumescence monitor, two styles of malleable penile prostheses; penile cuff device and vaginal exercise weights and Timm Research Company. Consolidation of various companies into Timm Medical Technologies. Sales, marketing, and licensing of devices. Company capital sources. Drug therapy versus medical devices.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:58:00 running time
Creation Interviewee: Timm, Gerald
Interviewer: Jeffrey, Kirk
Dates Creation: 08/21/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 87
Accession Number AV2001.104.13
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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