Celebrating 45 Years of Cardiovascular Pioneers

May 29th, 2019

This week’s news of surgeons in Italy discovering an artificial mitral valve that is almost 50 years old and still working illustrates the impact and connection today’s pioneers share with their predecessors. I can only imagine how they felt while performing heart surgery on the 60-year-old woman.

The hospital said “A very important piece of the history of world medicine has passed through the hands of heart surgeons of the AOU San Giovanni di Dio and Ruggi d’Aragona of Salerno: a cardiac prosthesis implanted by Christiaan Barnard,”

At ViVitro we salute our pioneering founders and their products as we continue to build upon their legacy serving today’s new cardiovascular products, procedures, and technologies.

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Learn more about our company history and products, explore our ongoing interviews with cardiovascular pioneers and search the latest research articles that use and cite ViVitro equipment and services.

For information on how our services and equipment can help your cardiovascular device research, testing, and development, please contact Douglas Bigrigg or the authorized sales agent in your area.

About ViVitro Labs

ViVitro Labs Inc. offers industry-leading cardiovascular test equipment and related laboratory testing and consulting services. Hundreds of organizations in over 40 countries for more than 30 years have trusted ViVitro expertise, accuracy, and quality for their heart valve, LVAD, TAH, stent, and graft testing. ViVitro Laboratory Services holds ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation based on ISO 5840. ViVitro products are manufactured by StarFish Medical. ViVitro’s A2LA Scope of Accreditation includes the physical and mechanical testing of heart valve substitutes.


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Mike Camplin


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