History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
Baxter Health Care Corporation
Boston Scientific Corporation SCIMED
L-VAD Technology Inc.
McGowan Center for Artificial Organs
Senko Medical Instrument Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
Terumo R&D Center
Texas Heart Institute
Thoratec Laboratories Corporation
University of Michigan Extracorporeal Circulation Laboratory
University of Ottowa Heart Institute
University of Sao Paulo, Heart Institute, Bioengineering Division
University of Utah, Bioengineering Department
14 Philips Parkway, Montvale, NJ 07645
Debra Joseph, V.P., Clinical Department, Cardiac Assist Division
By special appointment only.
Datascope Corporation manufactures proprietary products for clinical health care markets in interventional cardiology and radiology, anesthesiology, cardiovascular and vascular surgery, emergency medicine and critical care. Datascope manufactures and sells an IntraAortic Balloon Pump (IABP) system, which is used in the treatment of cardiac shock, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, and in cardiac surgery and coronary angioplasty. They have also recently introduced the VasoSealÂ® Vascular Hemostasis Device, a collagen-based device capable of quickly sealing arterial punctures after procedures requiring femoral arterial catheterization including balloon angioplasty, diagnostic angiography and the use of stents).
Datascope Corp. Collection, 1967- present
Since its founding in the late 1960's, Datascope Corporation develops a variety of cardiovascular products including an intra-aortic balloon catheter and a driving pump.
A number of historical balloon and pump prototypes are retained by Datascope, including among others:
- A first unidirectional balloon (1970);
- A first balloon for percutaneous insertion (1979);
- A first dual lumen balloon (1981);
- A first pediatric balloon (1983);
- A first prefolded balloon (1985);
- A first totally sheathless balloon (1991);
- A first small profile balloon insertable through any 8 Fr introducer sheath (1997);
Several historic balloon pumps are also available including among others:
- A first commercial balloon console, System 80 (1970):
- System 82 balloon pump (1980):
- System 90 balloon pump with a physiologic auto-timing (1985);
- System 90T transport balloon pump (1987);
- System 97 advanced balloon pump with small footprint (1993):
- System 97e balloon pump CardioSync software for managing complex rhythms (1997);
- System 98 balloon pump with dramatically better balloon speeds and remote clinical support capability (1998).
Collection also includes a number of photographs, manuscripts, notebooks, brochures, and R&D prototypes and is located in Cardiac Assist facilities in Fairfield, NJ and Nahwah, NJ.
Photographs of objects.