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AdvaMed Lifetime Achievement Award 2014: Earl Bakken

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The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today bestowed the second annual AdvaMed Lifetime Achievement Award to Medtronic co-founder Earl Elmer Bakken, creator of the first wearable, battery-operated external pacemaker. AdvaMed’s Lifetime Achievement Award highlights the accomplishments of a pioneer in the medical technology sector whose contributions have had a significant impact on patients’ lives and the industry as an essential part of America’s economy. This year’s award recognizes Bakken’s achievements and unparalleled leadership in medical innovation, patient care and philanthropy.