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Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Kurt Amplatz
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.
1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:00:33 running time
Interviewer: Jeffrey, Kirk
Interviewee: Amplatz, Kurt
Made in: Golden Valley, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 87 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.104.2 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project'