«As a result of project realization, current production of bicuspid heart valves will be expanded and small-batch production of innovative tricuspid heart valves will be initiated. The tricuspid heart valve, based on developmental work by company-applicant Roskardioinvest, has characteristics that closely resemble natural valves, particularly its ability to provide low resistance to blood flow and its low level of trombogenicity. In addition to distinctions in the valve’s construction, the technology for measured nanolayered implantation of carbon in a titanium ring makes the tricuspid valves unique. The precision composite carbonaceous layer has excellent biocompatibility. Moreover, it lowers thrombosis and provides a barrier that keeps metal ions of the titanium ring from getting into the organism. The project is expected to run for 10 years. Production of the bicuspid valve is to begin in the second quarter of 2010. In the second quarter of 2011, production of the tricuspid valve with pyrolytic carbon cusps will start. In the second half of 2012, the project company plans to produce a tricuspid valve whose cusps are made of polyamide».

Based on RUSNANO (Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies) press-release.



Date: Aug 02, 2010