The latest artificial heart: part cow, part machine

June 3, 2013
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This rendering shows the biological valves at the top of Carmat’s artificial heart (credit: Carmat)

A French company is preparing to test a complex artificial heart that combines biology with machinery, MIT Technology Review reports.

If the “bioprosthetic” device, made by the Paris-based Carmat, proves to be safe and effective, it could be given to patients waiting for a heart transplant. [...]