Hypothermia Induction Device

JHU researchers have developed a device that cools the heart and brain from normal temperature to mild hypothermia (35-32?C) within a few minutes. The device cools blood extracorporealy. It requires only venous access and thus suitable for uses in an out-of-hospital environment. The device is not dependent on spontaneous circulation and can be used during resuscitation. The device withdraws a volume of venous blood, cools it and injects it back to the vein. It comprises of a heat exchange unit, two pumps and a computer controlled circuitry. Rates of blood withdrawal are maximized by using servo control pump.

Inventor(s): Halperin, Henry R.

Type of Offer: Licensing

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