Cardiology research breakthroughs you need to know

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Recent months have seen a host of important cardiology research breakthroughs related to new cardio devices and diagnostics, tissue engineering and the overall understanding of heart disease and its treatment.

For example,  a customizable robotic heart sleeve – developed at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital – has demonstrated advantages over other heart assist devices such as VADs when it comes to aiding the beating of a failing heart.

Editors Chris Newmarker and Danielle Kirsh from MassDevice’s Medical Design & Outsourcing explain about the robotic heart sleeve advance and more in MDO’s latest video. (And for a more in-depth dive into the subject, check out our story about cardiology breakthroughs.)


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DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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