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Gerald Timm

Interview:
1 hour, August 21, 2000,
Interviewer: Kirk Jeffrey

Interview Excerpt:
Audio MP3 File | Excerpt Transcript

Subjects Discussed: Early career, interest in medical engineering applications, and tailoring education for medical technology work. University career: research, teaching, developing courses and interdisciplinary major. Development of medical devices for urological disorders and companies that sold them: electrical stimulation of bladder device and Mentor; hydraulic artificial urinary sphincter and American Medical Systems also inflatable penile prosthesis; urodynamic equipment and Dacomed: instrumentation products to help diagnosis of urinary incontinence, nocturnal penile tumescence monitor, two styles of malleable penile prostheses; penile cuff device and vaginal exercise weights and Timm Research Company. Consolidation of various companies into Timm Medical Technologies. Sales, marketing, and licensing of devices. Company capital sources. Drug therapy versus medical devices.

Sound Recordings:
User copy: 1 60-minute cassette
Original: 1 60-minute cassette

Restrictions on Use: None

Transcript: 21 pages

Accession Number: AV 2001.104.15

 

Biographical Information

Gerald Timm was born in Minnesota, and completed undergraduate and graduate studies there. He has developed many medical devices for urological disorders and has started several companies to market the various devices. Additionally, he worked as a researcher and professor at a Minnesota university

Gerald Timm