Disposable blood pumping system enters clinicals:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Rasor Associates' (US) blood pump has entered clinical trials. The system consists of a disposable pumping module actuated by a PC which offers continuous or pulsatile flow, low and controllable filling pressures and blood flow control. The pump eliminates blood backflow from the patient's arterial line, blood heating and thrombus formation. The company estimates the potential US market at between 300,000 and 500,000 per year at a unit price of $100-150.