Minnetronix Technologies on Display at ISHLT

April 22, 2015 - Jim Reed, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing



For the first time, Minnetronix exhibited at the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) annual meeting in Nice, France. The congress, which spanned three days in late April, has a great deal of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) content in the sessions and is significantly larger than ASAIO (formerly known as the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs).

At ISHLT our new anatomical model, affectionately named “Claude”, made his debut at our exhibit. Claude helped demonstrate our extendable wireless power delivery technology, which allows reliable power delivery without cable connections or bulky boxes. Physicians and representatives from MCS companies were intrigued by Claude, who was superb at generating some very good conversations about drivelines versus transcutaneous energy delivery for us.

We also premiered our new VAD video, which highlights and explains Minnetronix’ full range of capabilities and expertise in VAD power and control. Some conference attendees found it so effective, they’ll be using the video to communicate our technology and capabilities to their colleagues back home.

ISHLT was a good opportunity for us to connect with physicians who understand and appreciate the value our technology brings to the VAD space. During a podium presentation on the current state of TETS technology, the University of Louisville’s Dr. Mark Slaughter referred to Minnetronix as the leader in the TETS field and spoke very positively about our technology as used by Sunshine Heart.