1 January 2020
Until this year, implantable heart pumps had to be powered by external devices to keep working. This creates potential for infections, difficulty dressing and taking showers, and a whole variety of other problems.
Leviticus Cardio, a company based in Israel, and Jarvik Heart, the famous maker of artificial hearts, announced that a man in Kazakhstan became the first person in the world to receive a completely implanted ventricular assist device (VAD). The gentleman received a Jarvik 2000 VAD, which was powered by Leviticus Cardio’s Coplanar Energy Transfer (CET) system.
FruitSpec raises $5 million
FruitSpec’s Yield Management Platform provides digital visibility of fruit yield data to entire supply-chain production units
Phytolon secures $4.1 million in funding
Funding for fermentation-based technology for the production of food colors