INTERVIEW: Michael Nagy on implantable wireless pulmonary artery sensors
Michael L. Nagy, VP Engineering, Endotronix
ViVitro’s Lab Manager, Rob Fraser, recently spoke with Michael L. Nagy, Endotronix VP Engineering, about the Endotronix Care Management Solution, a recent $32m Series C funding for Heart Failure Solutions, and healthcare transformation in the Internet of Things and Digital Health world.
Endotronix is developing a single platform digital health medtech solution that provides comprehensive health management tools for patients suffering from advanced heart failure. The solution includes a cloud-based disease management data system and outpatient hemodynamic monitoring with an implantable wireless pulmonary artery sensor for early detection of worsening heart failure.
New Endovascular Simulator brochure and video demonstrate system's versatility and ease of use
Endovascular Simulator system with optional display
The ViVitro Endovascular Simulator can be used for any portion of the cardiovascular system. Our vascular flow platform brings physiological pulsatility to anatomical models for research and development. The simulator can easily be reconfigured for bench-top, cath lab or portable cart installation.
CRIONS signed as ViVitro's Latin American distributor
The Críons team for ViVitro: Erick Alves: Vivitro support/Repair; Ana Paula Moisés: Coordinator – Process and Production; Andreluiz de Sousa Cunha, Development Manager; and Samuel Alves: Software – IT Technician
Críons is now the Latin American sales agent for all ViVitro Labs cardiovascular device testing products and Laboratory testing services. The products include the ViVitro Labs SuperPump, ViVitro Labs Pulse Duplicator, ViVitro Labs HiCycle Durability Tester and ViVitro Labs EV Simulator. Services include Durability, Pulsatile-Flow, and Steady Flow Laboratory Testing conducted by ViVitro Labs, and equipment repairs and calibration conducted by Críons. ViVitro Labs will continue to serve Mexico directly from its Canadian headquarters.
Updated ExVivo Simulator
Preparing the ExVivo Simulator for testing
The ViVitro ExVivo Simulator combines an explanted heart with a ViVitro SuperPump and a circulatory loop to enable device testing in an anatomical environment. Pressure transducers and a flow meter monitor system performance while catheter insertion ports allow access for deploying devices or inserting an endoscope. The ExVivo Simulator offers a flexible platform for testing a variety of transcatheter devices. Contact us
for more details.
Industry News - Tissue Engineering
‘off-the-shelf’ material that doctors can implant in a patient, and it can grow in the body
University of Minnesota Department of Biomedical Engineering Professor Robert Tranquillo and his colleagues use the ViVitro Pulse Duplicator in a groundbreaking new study.
UBC prof invents synthetic heart tissue that replaces human cadavers for training
The tissue is already being used to train surgeons at Kelowna General Hospital.
ISO 5910 / 5840 Testing Standards Seminar in Beijing
Rob Fraser and Mr. Shining Sun from Fortis-Hitech conduct seminar
ViVitro Labs and Fortis-Hitech held an information seminar this August in Beijin covering the latest developments in the ISO 5910 and ISO 5840 standards. Rob Fraser sums up the enthusiastic response from attendees: "We ended the formal presentation at around 2:30 but were answering questions until ~5:30."
FAQ: Connecting transducers and third party devices to ViVitro equipment
Connecting transducers and third party devices to ViVitro equipment is easy and straightforward in ViVitro Labs test equipment.
ViViTest software and Data Acquisition System are designed to accommodate any third party pressure and flow measurement tools which are capable of an analog output.