Medical Devices Pioneer Al Mann Passes Away At 90

Alfred E. Mann, the medical devices pioneer, investor, and philantropist, has passed away at the age of 90. Mann was Mann behind such companies as Mannkind, MiniMed, Second Sight Medical, Bioness, IncuMed, PerQFlo, RoundTrip, Advanced Bionics, Pacesetter Systems, and many other medical devices companies in Los Angeles, and was by far the region's most prolific creators of medical device startups. According to his companies, Mann had founded a total of 14 companies during his career, nine of which were acquired for a total of almost $8 billion, and three of which went public.