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Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Ronald A. Matricaria
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.
1 hour sound cassette
16 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:51:49 running time
Interviewer: Rhees, David J. Ph.D.
Interviewee: Matricaria, Ronald A.
Made in: Little Canada, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 87 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.104.10 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project'