Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis 2018 To Host The Visible Heart® Laboratory

September 13, 2018

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis 2018, the Midwest’s leading medical technology event, announced that The Visible Heart® Laboratory will demonstrate its state-of-the-art technology that includes a fully functional anatomy of the human heart outside of the body. The exhibit, led by Dr. Paul Iaizzo, Professor of Surgery, Visible Heart® Research at the University of Minnesota, will offer attendees a close-up look of the human heart and an educational session on the technology that supports the Laboratory’s isolated heart model research.

MD&M Minneapolis takes place October 31 – November 1, 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. To register as press, please visit: minneapolis.am.ubm.com/2018/registrations/Media.

“As the only laboratory in the world that is reanimating large mammalian hearts on a weekly basis with a clear perfusate, our team has a unique vantage point looking into the impressive functional anatomies and device/tissue interfaces,” said Dr. Paul Iaizzo, Professor of Surgery, Visible Heart® Research at the University of Minnesota. “We are honored to share our knowledge at the show with the industry’s leading experts and discuss the new frontier of cardiac research.”

In a breakout session, Dr. Iaizzo and co-chair Dr. Mario Goessi, Director, Research and Education, Center for Valve and Structural Heart Disease, will explore today’s advances in cardiovascular medicine. Attendees will learn about the recent developments in front-end design, implementation of new technologies, and innovative treatment technologies for cardiovascular disease in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and mitral valve replacement. Accompanying the presentation, the moderators will discuss what barriers to market entry exist for medical device manufactures, among other topics. The presentation will take place at MedTech Central, booth 1345, on November 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. The Visible Heart Laboratory will also be demonstrating their cardiovascular technology at booth 1147 across the two days of the event.

“Dr. Iaizzo and his team embody the creative atmosphere that is necessary to drive the future of science and medicine,” said Amy Sklar, Group Senior Vice President, UBM. “We are delighted to host The Visible Heart® Laboratory and offer our attendees a once in a lifetime experience to discuss the developments and challenges in cardiovascular medicine with the revolutionary minds and methods behind the Laboratory.”

MD&M Minneapolis runs alongside five shows that take place in conjunction on the same expo floor, including Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), Minn Pack, and PLASTEC Minneapolis.

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About The Visible Heart® Laboratory: Dr. Paul Iaizzo has been at the University of Minnesota since 1990, performing research and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. In 1997, Dr. Iaizzo and his coworkers began working on large mammalian isolated heart models, and thus the Visible Heart® laboratory was created in collaboration with Medtronic. Today, this lab is a premiere place to perform translational systems physiology research which ranges from cellular and tissue studies to organ and whole-body investigations. The Visible Heart® lab embodies a creative atmosphere which is energized by some of the best and brightest students at the University. Our lab staff has over 100 years of collective research experience and functions as a highly efficient and productive team.

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Media Contacts: Lauren Lloyd, advmanufacturingpr@ubm.com, (310) 266-4792 Rich Trunzo, advmanufacturingpr@ubm.com, (424) 316-7169

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