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The Structural Heart – Fluid Mechanics Forum

The Structural Heart – Fluid Mechanics Forum

The Medical Connector of the AICCSE, Israel Advanced Technology Industries, The Center for Innovative Cardiovascular Technologies (CICT) at Georgia Tech sponsored  a Structural Heart – Fluid Mechanics Videoconference Forum.   The Israel participants were hosted by Greenberg Traurig’s Israel Office.

The purpose of the videoconference forum was to introduce Israeli companies and experts in the cardiovascular field to the Structural Heart – Fluid Mechanics ecosystem in Atlanta as a gateway to commercialization.  It was an opportunity to explore strategic partnerships to accelerate innovation and commercialization, learn about cardiovascular clinical trial capabilities and to learn about funding opportunities.

Participants at Georgia Tech included:

Ajit Yoganathan, Ph.D., Associate Chair for Research and Regents’ Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech.  Dr. Yoganathan is director of the world-renowned cardiovascular mechanics lab.

W. Robert Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University.  Dr. Taylor is a nationally recognized, Harvard – John Hopkins trained physician and investigator whose lab focuses on vascular disease.

Tiffany Wilson Karp, Executive Director, Global Center for Medical Innovation.  GCMI has performed early stage work to support the design and prototyping of a tricuspid valve device.  In addition, GCMI’s cleanroom space is supporting startups that are building cardiovascular device prototypes for their GLP preclinical studies.

Jeff White, DVM, Chief Operating Officer, T3 Labs – Translational Testing and Training Laboratories, Inc. T3 Labs is a world-class, GLP compliant, nonclinical services facility.  With 15 years of cardiovascular device experience, T3 programs have lead to dozens of CE Mark-510(k) –PMA approvals for its global sponsors (Startups to Fortune 500 companies).

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