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3-D printer creates transformative device for heart treatment

3-D printer creates transformative device for heart treatment | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it

Igor Efimov, PhD, at the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis and an international team of biomedical engineers and materials scientists have created a 3-D elastic membrane made of a soft, flexible, silicon material that is precisely shaped to match the heart's epicardium, or the outer layer of the wall of the heart.

 

Current technology is two-dimensional and cannot cover the full surface of the epicardium or maintain reliable contact for continual use without sutures or adhesives.


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How an Engineer Made a Life-Saving Cardiovascular Device for Himself | Qmed

How an Engineer Made a Life-Saving Cardiovascular Device for Himself | Qmed | Innovation in Health | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified.
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The ultimate example of how innovation is inspired by necessity.

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