Cardiopulmonary Bypass- Medical

PROBLEM: Cardiopulmonary bypass surgery is a time consuming operation. Every additional minute surgery decreases a patient's chance of survival. PCDworks collaborated with an industrial design firm in Houston to help NovoSci to simplify the cardiopulmonary bypass procedure by organizing pumps and tubes a compact structure. 

PROCESS: PCDworks collaborated with an industrial design firm in Houston to help NovoSci to simplify the cardiopulmonary bypass procedure by organizing pumps and tubes into a compact structure. The team further improved speed and patient safety by inventing a Vacuum Assisted Venous Return (VAVR) which enhances venous flow and reduced the size of the necessary line. PCDworks created designs, developed prototypes, and assisted NovoSci in preparing a unit that was ready to manufacture.

RESULT: A cardiac bypass system that reduces the need for blood products, shortens surgery times, and offers greater fluid management options for the clinical team – all of which is proven to decrease morbidity.