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Manny Villafana Papers, 1961-2014

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Donor.:
Villafana, Manny 1940-
Creator:
ATS Medical, Inc
CABG Medical, Inc
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc
GV Medical, Inc
Helix BioCore, Inc
Kips Bay Medical, Inc
Med General, Inc
St. Jude Medical, Inc
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. 25 boxes
Type:
Annual reports
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Correspondence
Minutes
Papers
Press releases
Reports
Stock records
Date:
1977
1977-2014
1961-2014
20th century
21st century
1980-2010
Notes:
Villafana is an entrepreneur and inventor who has invented and developed numerous medical devices, especially in relation to cardiology.
Summary:
The collection documents Manny Villafana, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of several medical device companies since 1971. The majority of the collection pertains to St. Jude Medical, which introduced the mechanical heart valve technology that became the industry standard. The collection is mostly comprised of the papers of the various companies started by Villafana, including Med General, Inc.; Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.; St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Helix BioCore, Inc.; CABG Medical, Inc.; ATS Medical, Inc.; Kips Bay Medical, Inc. These include start-up papers, business correspondence, papers relating to stocks, annual reports, meeting minutes, press releases, clippings, and brochures.
Cite as:
Manny Villafana Papers, 1961-2014, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Heart, Artificial
Heart--Surgery
Inventions
Inventors
Medical instruments and apparatus
Medical innovations
Medical Equipment
Cardiovascular Equipment Industry
Local number:
2015.3013 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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