A University of Minnesota–led research team has successfully warmed large-scale animal heart valves and blood vessels that were previously preserved at low temperatures. The discovery of this rewarming process is pivotal for organs and tissues that are left in storage for transplantation for extended periods. “This is the first time that anyone has been able […]
Maryland’s CSA Medical said last week that it’s close to reaching a $4 million funding goal with a new debt offering.
The red-hot IPO market for medical device companies shows no signs of abating as the year comes to a close, with BeneChill yesterday tossing its hat in the ring for a nearly $14 million flotation.
CryoMedix said it’s raised $500,000 of a hoped-for $12 million Series B round for the cryoablation platform it’s developing.
San Diego-based CryoMedix is working on a device that uses single-phase liquid coolants, a feedback system, disposable catheter/needles and a rechargeable cartridge system to ablate tissue, according to its website.
By Tom Ulrich
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Cryonics Institute founder Robert Ettinger was stored in a freezer alongside his mother and first and second wives after passing away over the weekend in hopes of being revived in the future.
Ettinger is considered by some to be the father of the cryonics movement, through which sick or dying humans and animals who can’t be sustained by contemporary medicine are preserved at low temperatures under the assumption that science will one day unlock the key to reanimating the lifeless body and curing what ailed it.
Mayo Clinic was the first medical center to use Medtronic Inc.’s (NYSE:MDT) heart tissue freezing device.
Hospital physician Dr. Douglas Packer yesterday treated an atrial fibrillation patient with the Minneapolis-based company’s Arctic Front cardiac cryoablation catheter system.