René Ferrera, Innovation Prize 2015

A 2015 Innovation Prize is awarded to René Ferrera, for the development of new techniques for the protection and assessment of myocardial viability.

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René Ferrera* has developed a machine that could save many lives by allowing a longer time between the removal of a donor heart and transplantation.  “Our machine extends the preservation time of a pig heart from 4-5 hours to ...20 hours!” explains the engineer. This system should soon be tested on human hearts.

*Unit 1060, Inserm/INSA/Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, Lyon

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