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The Inventor's Inventor: An Interview With Tom Fogarty

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For more than 40 years, Tom Fogarty has played a central role in global medical device innovation. Following a fruitful relationship with Edwards, which saw the development of the Fogarty embolectomy catheter and artficial heart valve, Fogarty went on to launch his own companies, including General Surgical, CTS, and Biopsys, to name just a few. In this interview, taken from a lecture series at Stanford University, Fogarty talks about his early days as a device innovator and how medical device innovation has changed today.

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