Personalized Heart Membrane Could Keep Heart Beating Ex-Vivo, Replace the Need for Pacemaker

John Rogers, heading a research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has helped to create an electric heart membrane. The membrane is personalized with the use of 3D printing in order to properly fit the user’s heart without restricting movent. The silicone membrane is fitted with sensors which allow for the heart to beat ex-vivo, while also making note of other measurements such as pH balance. Human trials are still a long way off, however, animal trials are going successfully.

(Source: NewScientist)

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