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 Post subject: Epipen Inventor Dies
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:09 am 
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Sheldon Kaplan
Born: June 6, 1939.
Died: Sept. 21, 2009.

Survivors: Wife, Sheila (Potts) Kaplan; son, Michael Kaplan and wife, Bethany; sister, Phyllis Goldenberg; nieces and nephews.

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Mr. Kaplan was one of the inventors of the EpiPen, an autoinjector that contains epinephrine, which is used to treat anaphylaxis.
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He invented the ComboPen, a device that treated nerve-agent poisonings and was used in the military, his family said. He later manipulated the contraption to hold epinephrine, and the EpiPen was born.
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"He was not famous; he was not wealthy," said his son, Michael Kaplan, 35. "And I don't think he would've liked to be. I don't think he expected that."

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/epipen-inventor-helped-millions-and-died-in-obscurity/1038756

Thank you Mr. Kaplan and the team that worked on inventing the Epipen. With out your dedication and hard work, I don't know what my daughters life would be like. I do know that she wouldn't experience much of the freedom she has today.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:18 pm 
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That's sad. I hope he knew how much he did for the world. He probably never imagined how many people would use his invention.


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 Post subject: Re: Epipen Inventor Dies
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:31 am 
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Just poking around and found this thread. Thought it would be a good bump.

I hope his family knows we are thinking of him and how thankful we are.

Michele

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 Post subject: Re: Epipen Inventor Dies
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:55 pm 
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Another extremely thankful person. A truly amazing invention, and has made all of our lives so much easier & safer.

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