Medtech Is Being Honored at the Smithsonian

August 3, 2015

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Medtech Is Being Honored at the Smithsonian

August 3, 2015


How did Minnesota become such an important medical device hub in the United States? The history behind that question is part of the new Places of Invention exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. 


The exhibit, which opened July 1, honors the "stories of people who lived, worked, played, collaborated, adapted, took risks, solved problems and sometimes failed—all in the pursuit of something new," according to the Smithsonian. The six places highlighted in the exhibition include Silicon Valley (personal computing); Hollywood (Technicolor); the Bronx (hip-hop); Hartford, CT (precision manufacturing); Fort Collins, CO (clean energy innovation); and not but surely not least—Minnesota's "Medical Alley" and its cardiac innovation.


Read on to find out some of the innovative medical devices highlighted in the exhibit. 


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Images in this slideshow courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

Chris Newmarker is senior editor of Qmed and MPMN. Follow him on Twitter at @newmarker.

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