Cardiopulmonary bypass surgery is a time-consuming operation. Every additional minute of surgery decreases a patient's chance of survival.
We collaborated with an industrial design firm to help our client simplify the bypass procedure by organizing pumps and tubes into a compact structure. We also created designs, developed prototypes, and assisted in preparing a unit that was ready to manufacture. Our team further improved speed and patient safety by inventing a Vacuum Assisted Venous Return (VAVR) which enhances venous flow and reduced the size of the necessary line.
A cardiac bypass system that reduces the need for blood products, shortens surgery times, and offers greater fluid management options for the clinical team — all of which is proven to decrease morbidity.