Department of Biomedical Engineering : Innovations

Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to investigation, innovation and translation of scientific discoveries to enhance patient care. Medical innovation is at the heart of our mission – indeed, our "calling" – and we have a proven track record of patenting and product commercialization.


Innovation

Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is committed to investigation, innovation and translation of scientific discoveries to enhance patient care. Medical innovation is at the heart of our mission – indeed, our "calling" – and we have a proven track record of patenting and product commercialization.

Volcano and the Cleveland Clinic engaged in a development relationship for the Clinic’s coronary plaque characterization technology, which has resulted in its commercial availability in Volcano’s industry-leading intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line. VH® IVUS technology uses advanced, proprietary spectral analysis techniques to classify plaque into 4 tissue types with 93-97% accuracy. Based on 10 years of research with over 200 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, the technology allows for simplified image interpretation and a complete view into the severity of a patient's disease. For more information visit: www.vhivus.com

Cleveland Heart, Inc. has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to develop the next generation of mechanical cardiac circulatory assist devices with the potential to provide a complete range of treatment options for patients suffering from irreversible end-stage heart failure. Cleveland Heart’s novel cardiac assist technology was invented and championed by a team in Cleveland Clinic’s department of Biomedical Engineering led by Leonard Golding MD. Products in development include a left ventricular assist device for treatment of heart failure and a total artificial heart replacement. For more information visit: www.clevelandheart.com

D. Geoffrey Vince, PhD
Department Chair
Location:ND2-07
vinceg@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-6980
Fax: (216) 445-6083
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