New-gen artificial heart, Solar-powered oxygen & more health tech innovation!

  • DURHAM, NC—Duke University Hospital is the first to implant a new-generation artificial heart. CARMAT, a medical company focused on heart implant technologies, had received FDA to study patients with end-stage biventricular heart failure last year. Duke was one of just three transplant centers in the U.S. selected to join the study. The team there received specialized training to prepare for implant surgery.
  • PITTSBURGH, PA—Startup LeanMed has secured the support of the WHO for its new solar-powered oxygen production system. The O₂ Cube will bring medical oxygen to the 40,000 rural health centers around the world that lack grid electricity but have enough sun to make solar energy economically viable.