Huntly D. Millar was on October 22, 1927, in Montreal, Canada and died on April 11, 2016.
He was the founder and CEO of Millar, Inc.
Huntly D. Millar was awarded the Laufman-Greatbatch Prize from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in 2001 for his contributions to the advancement of medical instrumentation, such as the Millar Mikro-Tip Catheter and Millar micro-manometers.
He formed the Texas-based company in 1969 to develop state-of-the-art catheter-tip technology for measuring physiological parameters in research and clinical applications.
Now, the company has over 100 employees and is marketing its products throughout the world.
His contributions to the non-invasive measurement of pulse pressure are well known.
And, Michael F. O’Rourke credits Millar with the development of an applanation tonometer with the accuracy to record pulse pressure wave fluctuations when the surface of an artery is flattened.
Huntly D. Millar passed away at 88 yrs old.