Industry Research and Management

  • Mark W. Kroll
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

Medical devices are a critical part of modern diagnostics and therapeutics. A career as a bioengineer in the medical device industry can be highly fulfilling when it involves developing devices that dramatically improve the quality and longevity of life—usually without the need for a patient to remember to do anything on a daily basis but live.


I was in the ninth grade when the first human heart transplant was performed in South Africa. That event made international news and I became inspired. I was energized to the point that I decided that I wanted to make a career in medical device engineering and management. With typical adolescent idealism, I assumed that with medical devices we could make people live forever.

I ended up working in the electromedical device industry—specifically, in the realm of cardiac rhythm management. This domain includes pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and ablation devices. The market is about US$10 billion in annual sales worldwide. In...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark W. Kroll
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  1. 1.Taser International, IncArizona
  2. 2.Mark Kroll & AssociatesMinnesota
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical EngineeringCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis Obispo
  4. 4.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis
  5. 5.Anderson School of ManagementUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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