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1. (WO2018200782) BIOLOGICAL PUMP

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200782    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/029527
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61M 1/10
A61M 1/12
A61M 37/00
Applicants: BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE
TAYLOR, Doris A.
SAMPAIO, Luiz C. N.
Inventors: TAYLOR, Doris A.
SAMPAIO, Luiz C. N.
BRODA, Christopher R.
Title: BIOLOGICAL PUMP
Abstract:
One aspect of the invention provides a biological pump including: a reservoir comprising a biomaterial, an inlet and an outlet; a first valve coupled to said inlet; and a force generator coupled to said reservoir and configured to compress said reservoir. Another aspect of the invention provides a method of assisting a patient with a Fontan circuit. The method includes implanting a biological pump as described herein into a chest cavity of a patient. Another aspect of the invention provides a method of assisting a patient with a Fontan circuit. The method includes implanting the biological pump as described herein within a Fontan circuit of said patient.