INNOVATION ARTICLES THE IDEA SUBMISSION PORTAL FROM MEDTRONIC

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2018

Personalised biomechanical chest wall gets athlete back on track

Biomechanical chest wall implant customised for athlete

An athlete who lost part of his chest wall to cancer is back on track after receiving a customised replacement – a 3D printed biomechanical implant that expands and contracts in sync with normal breathing.

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A TINY PUMP THAT CAN KEEP BLOOD FLOWING AFTER A HEART ATTACK

Tiny pump keeps blood flowing after heart attack

Scientists in Germany have developed a catheter-based heart pump that can be quickly inserted into the heart without surgery in the event of acute right heart failure.

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A new biodegradable stent to safely deliver heart valves for young patients

A new biodegradable stent to safely deliver heart valves for young patients - article image

Scientists have developed a 3D printed biodegradable stent that can deliver tissue-engineered heart valves into the heart in patients who need a replacement heart valve.

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