Originally Published MPMN
Originally Published MPMN April 2003
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by Chris Herman, Director of Engineering Vasclip
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Vasclip (Roseville, MN; www.vasclip. com) designs and manufactures medical devices for the urology and men's health markets. The firm's product line includes the Vasclip implant, a miniature device that serves as an alternative to the traditional vasectomy procedure, reducing procedure time, pain, and complications.
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