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First PhysioHeart in USA

We have some exciting news: the first-ever PhysioHeart experiment in the USA just took place!

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50th RegMedXB PhysioHeart

Today we celebrate our 50th PhysioHeart experiment for the RegMedXB project!

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Aortic Aneurysm studies

This year marks the start of collaboration with Angiolutions, who are developing a novel device innovation in the field of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.

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Vascular access to the heart

We're looking back at a collaboration project that ended in the fall of last year: the development of a smart steerable catheter by Eindhoven Medical Robotics. LifeTec Group joined this MIT project to improve on vascular access to the heart in the Cardiac BioSimulator platform so that valuable information could be gained on the navigation capabilities of the novel catheter design in a very early phase.

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Cooling therapy in healthcare

We're proud that our team will be featuring in an episode of "Dokters van Morgen", December 16th on Dutch TV! The show is about the use of cold as a therapy in medical care, and LifeTec contributed with a research project on cardiac cooling in a collaboration with Catharinaziekenhuis.

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Human Osteochondral Publication

We contributed to a scientific paper! Our collaborative study aims to demonstrate that a human osteochondral explant at different stages of osteoarthritis (OA) can be kept in long‐term culture while preserving its viability and composition.

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More and better donor organs

LifeTec Group will feature in the episode of Dutch TV show "de Kennis van Nu" on November 4th at 22:20 on NPO2 (in Dutch)!

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Does valve size matter?

We had a great day doing valve surgery in our lab! A team from Leiden University Medical Center joined us to try and implant valves of different size into real hearts, and subsequently investigate the hemodynamic performance of these implantations on our Cardiac BioSimulator platforms!

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PhysioHeart on TV

We're proud to share that we had a second TV crew in our lab to record our PhysioHeart activities! This time, the dutch TV program "De Kennis van Nu" came over to record the revival of a heart outside the body for an episode of a scientific research on making more donor organs available in better tissue quality. Our visitors were amazed to see the PhysioHeart!

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Sterilizing blood for tissue culturing

Our team at LifeTec Group found a promising method to sterilize blood harvested from the slaughterhouse! This new way of making blood sterile will allow us to develop prolonged blood-perfused tissue and organ cultures and is an important step forward from the standard culture medium fluids!


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