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Fogarty starts innovation lab in Silicon Valley

Last Updated Aug 2013


ABC News IconMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KGO) -- Silicon Valley is known around the globe as a cradle of innovation where revolutionary companies have launched in garages. Now one famous inventor is creating his own center for innovation at a hospital. "The first ones were very crude, they were made by me," said Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D. It's been nearly half a century, since a tiny balloon catheter helped change the direction of vascular medicine, but its inventor still remembers how his passion for fly fishing helped him assemble the first one.

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