An Algorithm for Death

May 29, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Time of Death AI Technology
Lots of companies make vital signs monitors for hospitals—Welch Allen, GE, Philips, Cardiotech, et al. Most [MORE]

Device for Minimally Invasive Mitral Regurgitation Repair

September 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Harpoon Heart Device
Through a small hole in the chest, a new tool allows cardiac surgeons to replace the cords that [MORE]

Wireless Heart Pump Has No Contact with Blood

August 23, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

EPFL-Wireless Heart Pump
Undesirable effects of both artificial hearts and left ventricular assist devices are damage done to red blood cells [MORE]

Measuring Cardiac Troponin in 10 minutes

June 14, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Philips Minicare I-20
Immediately after a heart attack, the heart muscle floods a protein, cardiac troponin I, into the blood stream [MORE]

Blood Glucose-Powered Pacemakers

May 24, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biobattery for Pacemakers
You may remember from childhood being fascinated by sticking a copper penny into a potato, and then inserting [MORE]

Microbots “Swim” to Bust Blood Clots

October 13, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electromagnet and Microswimmers
Roto Rooter had this idea first, but then it was clearing sewer drains and this is about cutting [MORE]

Implantable Heart Sensor to Monitor Cardiac Patients

September 15, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

CardioMEMS System
Last year, St. Jude Medical (Minneapolis, MN) acquired Atlanta-based CardioMEMS and subsequently won FDA approval for an implantable heart [MORE]

The “Cyber Heart” Project

July 14, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cyber Heart
With funding from the National Science Foundation, seven universities are collaborating in a computational modeling project “the Cyber Heart.” [MORE]

A ”Beating Heart” Chip

April 21, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Cells
It’s no small feat to test drugs on living human heart tissue ex vivo. But that’s what bioengineers at [MORE]

Seeing Arrhythmias in a Dish

April 14, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

SFU Graduate Students and Professor Tibbits Create Heart Cells
In research near the heart of personalized medicine, bioengineers at Simon Frazer [MORE]

Printing Heart Tissue

April 7, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chen Cultured Cardiomyocytes
The University of California San Diego Health System houses one of the world leaders in stem cell R&D, [MORE]

A Wearable EKG

March 10, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

EKG Sensor for Long-Term Monitoring
Quoting directly from this piece: “Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable [MORE]

A Pouch for Holding Devices on the Heart

November 25, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fabricating a pouch from extracellular matrix material (derived from pig intestines), CorMatrix Cardiovascular (Roswell, GA) has a method for attaching [MORE]

“Self-Winding” Pacemaker

November 4, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Batteryless Pacemaker
It’s no surprise that this piece comes from the land of Rolex watches, Switzerland. Researchers at the University of [MORE]