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Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs

Repository

University of Sao Paulo, Heart Institute, Bioengineering Division



Address

Medical School, Rua Pernambuco, 15 Ap. 41, Sao Paulo, Brazil 01240-020


Telephone

+55 11 99074121


Fax Number

+55 11 3-60 5529


Website


Contact Person

Prof. Adolfo A. Leirner, M.D., PhD


email

aaleirn@incor.usp.br



Access and Services

By appointment.



Abstract

This laboratory, established in 1957, is involved in the development of artificial organs, predominantly LVADs, pericardium valves and centrifugal pumps.




Collections


title/date

University of Sao Paulo, Heart Institute, Bioengineering Division Collection, 1957-2000



Collection ID


Quantity

Small storage room



Biographical Note

The laboratory was established in 1957 upon the return of Dr. Zerbini from Minnesota, U.S.



Collection Description

Materials relating to this laboratory's work on LVADs, Pericarcium valves, centrifugal pumps and other bioassistance projects includes:

  • ECG machine, 1958
  • Disc oxygenator, 1958
  • Artificial heart, 1970
  • Artificial ventricles, ranging from 1975 to 2000
  • Ball valves, disc valves, c. 1972
  • Implantable Pacemaker, 1965
  • Non-disposable steel bubble oxygenator, 1970


Finding Aid

None



Restrictions

Appointment required.



Related Material

None