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Design Medical Inc.

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

One of the most devastating complications of cardiopulmonary bypass surgery is damage to the kidneys because existing continuous flow pumps don't perfuse the organ adequately. Design Medical is developing a pulsatile pump that acts like the human heart, keeping the kidney's capillaries open and reducing organ trauma. The company envisions faster recovery for patients and billions of dollars in savings for the health care system.

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