One million lives saved, and counting

By Jeffrey Hardy Quah, Photography St Jude Medical

December 2014 FEATURE
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Unveiling of the one millionth medical device produced by St Jude's Penang facility.
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St Jude Medical celebrated a milestone in late 2014 when it produced its one millionth medical device. Thanks to a rapidly growing industry, the company looks to a bright future.Torbjorn Andersson.Torbjorn Andersson, managing director of St Jude Medical Penang, can barely hold back his enthusiasm as he shows me a small grey device, a pacemaker, and proceeds to walk me through how it works and all the complexities involved. Then he pulls out a second device: an implantable cardioverter defibrillator....

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Jeffrey Hardy Quah

is a freelance writer and editor.

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Photography St Jude Medical