The world’s first artificial heart took 27 years to develop.
Europe has authorized the sale of the first artificial heart that took 27 years to develop.
As it became known, a proposal to create an artificial heart was received by French industrialist Jean-Luc Lagardère from inventor and surgeon Alain Carpentier back in 1993. Initially, several engineers and laboratories of Carpentier’s rocket company Matra were allocated for this purpose, but the project has expanded considerably since then.
The current name of the artificial heart is Carmat, which translates as “karma”. The authors of the project themselves consider the time it took to create the organ to be record-breaking, given its extraordinary complexity. Now, the company hopes to start production on a second shift and begin selling it soon.
As for testing the feasibility of the artificial organ, at the moment, they are looking for surgeons and patients who will agree to transplant the heart into humans.
Earlier, we wrote that Israeli Dr Baruch Kaplan received the 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). The award is presented annually to outstanding mentors in the ASDS International Traveling Mentorship Programme.
Kaplan was honored for his contributions to leadership, education, enthusiasm and commitment to information sharing in the field of dermatologic surgery. The Society also praised Kaplan’s commitment to professional excellence, particularly the positive impact he has had on colleagues in leadership positions.