El Camino Hospital's Fogarty Institute for Innovation | 50 Hospitals with Innovation Programs

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El Camino Hospital's Fogarty Institute for Innovation (Mountain View, Calif.). Thomas Fogarty, MD, is widely known for inventing the embolectomy catheter, or balloon catheter, which was patented in 1969, but he also carried that same spirit of innovation to El Camino Hospital when he created the Fogarty Institute of Innovation in 2007. Alongside academic, clinical, corporate and government partners, FII serves as an incubator to help develop innovators' ideas and products. Since its inception, FII has worked with 20 companies, five of which have spun off.

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