Hauser, UMM and TransMedics, Inc. Partnering to Develop the Portable Organ Preservation System.Business Editors & Health/Medical Writers
WESTPORT, Conn.--(BW HealthWire)--Oct. 9, 2000
UMM Electronics Inc., Indianapolis, IN., and Hauser Inc., Westlake Village, CA., members of the Leach Technology Group, Westport, CT., today announced their association with TransMedics, Inc., Malden, MA.
The Leach Technology Group and TransMedics have formed a partnership to design, develop and manufacture the Portable Organ Preservation System (POPS(TM)), a revolutionary proprietary technology for prolonged and optimal donor organ preservation, resuscitation resuscitation /re·sus·ci·ta·tion/ (-sus?i-ta´shun) restoration to life of one apparently dead.
cardiopulmonary resuscitation and transport.
Heart, kidney, liver, pancreas pancreas (păn`krēəs), glandular organ that secretes digestive enzymes and hormones. In humans, the pancreas is a yellowish organ about 7 in. (17.8 cm) long and 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) wide. and lung transplantation Lung Transplantation Definition
Lung transplantation involves removal of one or both diseased lungs from a patient and the replacement of the lungs with healthy organs from a donor. is the treatment of choice for end-stage organ failure. There is, however, a single issue restricting this choice: the unavailability of viable organs. The POPS(TM) technology from TransMedics offers a solution to this problem by maintaining donor organs in a normal physiologic functioning state until transplanted. This removes the time constraints In law, time constraints are placed on certain actions and filings in the interest of speedy justice, and additionally to prevent the evasion of the ends of justice by waiting until a matter is moot. currently associated with conventional organ transport methods and provides superior quality organs. POPS(TM) is the only organ preservation technology capable of expanding the pool of transplantable organs due to its ability to evaluate "marginal" organs and resuscitate re·sus·ci·tate
To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to. non-heart beating organs.
"By working with teams at Hauser and UMM, TransMedics plans to develop our POPS(TM) technology into the next gold standard for solid transplantation. This will expand the pool of available organs and, ultimately, provide end-stage organ failure patients the gift of life," says Dr. Waleed H. Hassanein, founder, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of TransMedics, Inc.
"The Leach Technology Group is pleased and excited to partner with TransMedics on the POPS(TM) project," says Robert F. Doman, president of Leach Technology Group. "Incorporating the innovative POPS(TM) technology into a user-ready device will allow TransMedics to present a much-needed solution to the problem of organ scarcity."
"We are confident our efforts will support TransMedics' rapid and cost-effective entry into the marketplace. But, beyond this, it is encouraging to realize our work will allow the medical community to more fully utilize available donor organs, significantly increasing the well-being and quality of life for many transplant patients."
Hauser will provide the TransMedics project with industrial design and user interface, essentially its `look and feel'. UMM is translating the industrial design into the final product development specifications. This includes a considerable software effort, leveraging UMM's strength in systems integration. When the product is ready, UMM will also provide manufacturing services.
The Leach Technology Group is a world leader in outsourced medical device design, development, manufacturing and repair services. Members of this group are: Hauser Inc., Westlake Village, CA; UMM Electronics Inc., Indianapolis, IN; and LRE LRE Long-Reach Ethernet
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Hauser Inc. is an award-winning industrial design firm, offering design, user interface, human factors/ergonomics and rapid prototyping Building a part one layer at a time using a method of additive fabrication such as 3D printing. Such parts are used for concept modeling to determine if the product design meets the customer's expectations. services to many medical industry and commercial customers.
UMM Electronics Inc. provides development, manufacture and depot repair services for a broad range of medical electronics and analytical instruments for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and clients across the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
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