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Artificial heart developer looking to provide ‘new lease on life’

Deborah Knight
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An Australian designed artificial heart will be used for human trials at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, and the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

The device will be placed in the chests of actual heart transplant recipients after the federal government allocated funding to establish a national research centre for cardiovascular disease.

Bio-Med Engineer and founder of BiVACOR Inc Daniel Timms told Deborah Knight it’s taken 20 years to get to this point.

“It’s been quite a long journey so far.”

“It’s something that you can pull off the shelf and use as a replacement for a heart.”

Mr Timms is looking for volunteers that have no other option saying, “we have the opportunity to give them a revolutionary new lease on life”.

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Deborah Knight
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