Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bet You Didn't Know........

Have you seen the commercials of Dr. Jarvik. He is the medical doctor who invented an artificial heart that is currently being tested on patients (which means that he is also an inventor). Currently he is coming under a lot of scrutiny because of the drug that he pitches on those commercials.

But did you know that Dr. Jarvik has received both federal grant money and private investment capital from a Connecticut investor for his invention? (He is currently working on a newer version of his invention.) But even with all that provided funding, Dr. Jarvik has maintained control of his small company, and several of its employees are members of his family.

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