The TCT Fall 2014 issue of ViVitro Labs Vnews is now available online and includes:
Published on a tri-annual basis, ViVitro Labs Vnews keeps you up to date on ViVitro Labs products, activities and events.
We’ve collected tips and information on shipping valves based on our experience both shipping tissue valves and receiving them for the lab. Here are some that may be useful to readers: (more…)
The newly revised HiCycle Durability Tester AR Series User Manual is now available online. The June 2014 Revision of the HiCycle Durability Tester User Manual joins the March 2014 Revisions of the Pulse Duplicator User Manual PD-200 and SuperPump User Manual SR-200. All User Manuals are available for download from their respective online product pages.
UPDATE JANUARY 2017: Pulse Duplicator, SuperPump, SuperPump VIA Accessory, HiCycle user manuals available on product pages. DAS user manuals for Pulse Duplicator and HiCycle products available on the software tab pages of these products. For other documentation on any of our products please contact Technical Support.
VICTORIA, JUNE 25, 2014 – ViVitro Labs announces the 2014 Edition of its Lab Services & Testing Product Catalog is now available online on the ViVitro Labs website. The completely updated Cardiovascular Device Testing catalog features expanded offerings for Certified Laboratory Testing Services. These services include:
On the product front, SuperPump, Pulse Duplicator System, HiCycle Durability Tester, Real-Time Wear Tester, and Data Acquisition Software entries include details on:
ViVitro’s highly regarded Technical Services are also highlighted in the catalog. They range from Training Courses to System Qualification and Customer Support. (more…)
VANCOUVER, JUNE 5, 2014 – On June 5, St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) broadcast a live transcatheter aortic valve procedure – on an awake patient (not under general anesthesia) – to the Transcatheter Valve Therapies Conference taking place June 5-7, 2014 at The Westin Bayshore. This patient is the 1,000th transcatheter heart valve (THV) procedure by the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation at SPH.
“The Centre for Heart Valve Innovation at St. Paul’s is recognized internationally as a pioneer of innovative, minimally invasive heart valve replacement procedures that provide an alternative for patients who are at higher risk for open-heart surgery,” said Dr. John Webb, Director of Interventional Cardiology at SPH. “By performing this surgery on patients that are awake, we can reduce the stress of surgery and increase options to reduce people’s risk, improve results and avoid complications, and allow patients to return home sooner.”
St. Paul’s Hospital is celebrating a milestone in a medical procedure it pioneered a decade ago. The procedure allows for the replacement of a patient’s heart valve, without open heart surgery, by using a catheter. The procedure is relatively painless, patients recover quickly, and many remain awake for the entire procedure. They are also able to go home one day after the operation. Today, the hospital performed that surgery for the 1,000th time, live on video to a large gathering of medical specialists in downtown Vancouver.
The Summer 2014 issue of Vnews focuses on Saving Time To Market: PIV testing increases regulatory confidence of ISO 5840 compliance, Trade-In Your Old SuperPump, Ex-Vivo Simulator, Eliminating Noise on Pressure Signals, July Training in Victoria, In the News, and Team ViVitro Cycles to the Lab for #biketoworkvic. Published on a tri-annual basis, Vnews keeps you up to date on ViVitro Labs products, activities and events.
“Victoria is a great town for biking. We encourage healthy and ecological initiatives like Bike to Work BC with bike storage racks and on-site shower facilities at ViVitro.” notes General Manager, Gerry Wight. (more…)