Navigation Links
Cardiac Patients Take NASA Super Plastic to Heart
Date:5/6/2009

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA technology that was developed for an aerospace high-speed research program is now part of an implantable device for heart failure patients.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)

NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., created an advanced aerospace resin, named Langley Research Center's Soluble Imide, or LaRC-SI. It is highly flexible, resistant to chemicals, and withstands extreme hot and cold temperatures. The "super plastic" was determined to be biologically inert, making it suitable for medical use, including implantable devices.

"One of the advantages of this material is that it lends itself to a variety of diverse applications, from mechanical parts and composites to electrical insulation and adhesive bonding," said Rob Bryant, a NASA Langley senior researcher and inventor of the material.

In July 2004, NASA licensed the patented insulation technology to Medtronic Inc., a Minneapolis-based medical technology company. Medtronic Inc. incorporated the material into its Attain Ability left-heart lead, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved.

The use of this NASA-developed material in a medical implant is the latest in a long line of medical applications that have benefited from NASA technology.

"Langley Research Center's Soluble Imide is an excellent example of how taxpayer investment in NASA materials research has resulted in a direct benefit beyond the aerospace sector by extending the quality of life through medical technology," Bryant said.

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump effectively to meet the body's need for blood and oxygen. It is a chronic and progressive condition that affects more than five million Americans and m
'/>"/>

SOURCE NASA
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. The ScottCare Corporation Completes Acquisition of Rozinn Electronics, a Leading Manufacturer of Cardiac Diagnostic Products
2. Corporate and Political PR Pro to Lead Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
3. Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
4. American Heart Association Surgical Supplement Journal Report: Appropriate Hospital Discharge System Can Prevent Future Cardiac Events
5. Cardiac Science to Present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference
6. Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators
7. Guidelines help patients reduce risk of cardiac event before surgery
8. Cardiac Science Named to Deloittes Technology Fast 50 for Washington State
9. Cleveland Clinic and The Larry King Cardiac Foundation Partner to Provide Heart Surgery to Those in Need
10. Cardiac Science Releases New Cardiac Rehabilitation System
11. Cardiac Artery Trouble Boosts Family Heart Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... have been hospitalized for a burn as a child experience ... to new research at the University of Adelaide . ... been conducted by the University,s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies. ... some form of mental illness and 30% suffered depression at ... in the journal Burns , also found ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... disease outbreaks across the Arabian Peninsula and spread to ... the lives of several hundred people since its discovery ... puzzled over how easily the pathogen spreads from human ... virologists from the University of Bonn have now come ... of human transmission is low. Still, a third of ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... As a chiropractic physician and medical doctor an ... direct connection between the condition of the feet and ... shoe inserts and orthotics weren’t satisfying my patients, I ... said. , Customizable to a user’s needs, the patent-pending ... in order to help prevent pain in the foot, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Aug. 28, ... days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has given ... Researchers report in the Aug. 28 online issue of ... The Ebola strains responsible for the current outbreak ... first recorded outbreak of Ebola in central Africa in 1976. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- The way that parents respond to ... a new study suggests. Over six months, researchers ... during free play. The sessions were 30 minutes long ... months old at the start of the study. ... infants began to form complex sounds. The babies whose ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Intervention needed for survivors of childhood burns 2Health News:MERS: Low transmissibility, dangerous illness 2Health News:MERS: Low transmissibility, dangerous illness 3Health News:Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus 2Health News:Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus 3Health News:Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development 2
... Center researchers have discovered that bortezomib, a promising cancer ... tumor cells by revving up the action of a ... suggest a novel treatment strategy that might someday prove ... into overdrive, so that they self-destruct. , The U-M ...
... 20 SyntheMed, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: SYMD), a biomaterials ... drug delivery products, today,announced that President and CEO Robert ... Fourth Annual Healthcare Conference at the Palace,Hotel in New ... p.m. EST. Lazard Capital Markets will host a ...
... Again: MAGNETOM Verio Brings High-, Resolution MRI ... Delivers the Newest Technology ... 20 Siemens Medical,Solutions (http://www.usa.siemens.com/medical ) is once ... services with the introduction of two,new magnetic resonance imaging ...
... KILLING US with cancers of the prostate, ... kidney, bone, etc? by Randall Dale Chipkar, MISSISSAUGA, ... motorcyclists to protect themselves. In his just released book,MOTORCYCLE ... He asks, "Are unsuspecting riders at risk for cancer,development ...
... protein albumin suggests worsening coronary artery disease, study finds ... small amount of a protein called albumin in the ... their risk of cardiovascular death, say U.S. researchers. , ... age 50 and older, with stable coronary artery disease ...
... ATSI ), manufacturer and marketer of state-of-the-art cardiac,surgery products ... the,19th Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference at the ... 2007, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.,Michael Dale, President and ... Company,s historical financial results and overall business strategy. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cancer drug works by overactivating cancer gene 2Health News:Cancer drug works by overactivating cancer gene 3Health News:A Magnetic Presence: Siemens New MRI Systems Pulling More Patients Toward the Benefits of MR Imaging 2Health News:A Magnetic Presence: Siemens New MRI Systems Pulling More Patients Toward the Benefits of MR Imaging 3Health News:A Magnetic Presence: Siemens New MRI Systems Pulling More Patients Toward the Benefits of MR Imaging 4Health News:A Magnetic Presence: Siemens New MRI Systems Pulling More Patients Toward the Benefits of MR Imaging 5Health News:A Magnetic Presence: Siemens New MRI Systems Pulling More Patients Toward the Benefits of MR Imaging 6Health News:New Book Links Motorcycle Radiation to Cancer Risk 2Health News:Urine Test Results Can Point to Heart Dangers 2Health News:ATS Medical to Present at the 19th Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... Resources Group finds that the market for colorectal cancer (CRC) ... in the United States , ... Italy , Spain , the ... . The biosimilar erosion of Roche/Genentech/Chugai,s Avastin and Bristol-Myers Squibb/Eli ... of Eli Lilly,s Cyramza, Taiho Pharmaceutical,s Lonsurf, Alchemia,s HA-irinotecan and ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014 Levi & ... commenced in the United States District Court for the ... of investors who purchased Galectin Therapeutics Inc. ("Galectin" or ... and July 28, 2014. For more information, ... alleges that during the Class Period the Company violated ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse ... announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... for use in the United States ... hub or kiosk through a USB connector and measures ... patients. The Model 3231 received EU certification last year. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Colorectal Cancer Market Will Remain Steady at $7.7 Billion by 2023, With Biosimilar Erosion Of Key Agents Being Balanced Out By the Launch Of Premium-Priced Therapies 2SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Galectin Therapeutics Inc. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of September 29, 2014 -- GALT 2Nonin Medical Announces FDA Clearance of Nonin Model 3231 USB Pulse Oximeter 2
... Also Receives Patent Covering ARIKACE for Once-Daily Treatment of ... June 25 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc., the ... a $2.2 million award to Transave Inc., for the ... antibiotic that aims to treat Pseudomonas lung ...
... , Study shows 4% CHG antiseptic is effective against a ... Ga., June 24 Hand washing with a 4% chlorhexidine ... to stop the spread of the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus. ... Personnel Hand Antiseptic Towelettes have been tested and found to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Transave Receives $2.2 Million Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Award for Development of ARIKACE(TM) 2Transave Receives $2.2 Million Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Award for Development of ARIKACE(TM) 3Transave Receives $2.2 Million Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Award for Development of ARIKACE(TM) 4Hand Washing with 4% CHG Antiseptic Kills Flu Viruses 2
... 500 Power Supply is designed ... offers extensive programming capabilities, including ... methods for you to set ... simple, intuitive PowerEase® interface is ...
... The PowerEase® 500 Power ... mini-gel electrophoresis. It offers extensive ... and four custom methods for ... own preferences. The simple intuitive ...
... These modified battery chargers ... supplies for GENIE blotters. ... produce very specific voltages, ... than laboratory power supplies. ...
PS2A200 Power supply is a high current power supply ideal for all types of electrophoresis blotting and short electrophoresis runs....
Medicine Products: