Omnica was part of a multiple discipline team that developed an LVAD related system for animal testing. We were responsible for the packaging, Industrial Design, fluid and electrical inter-connectivity, power supply, user interface, and prototype fabrication. The system was comprised of an “Acute Controller/Console”, a “Chronic Controller Assembly” and “Telemetry-linked Clinical Console”.
R&D requires low-volume, functional prototypes and fixtures. This project’s goal was to detect and quantify particulate passing through the carotid artery during coronary surgery. The results were rather stunning and enabled our client to better understand vital program issues.
SSO2 THERAPY FOR AMI
Current standard of care for the most severe heart attacks involves mechanically opening the blocked artery using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), otherwise known as angioplasty and stenting. While PCI has reduced early mortality post-heart attack over the past 25 years, significant myocardial tissue (heart muscle) death and sizable scarring may be present even after the left anterior descending (LAD) artery has been stented. This myocardial damage is linked to increased risk of heart failure and long-term mortality2.
SSO2Therapy is a novel treatment that complements PCI and is designed to minimize myocardial damage caused by acute myocardial infarction in qualifying patients suffering a LAD ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) event who are treated with primary PCI within 6 hours of symptom onset. SSO2 Therapy delivers superoxygenated arterial blood directly to at-risk myocardial tissue and is performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory immediately after PCI is completed.
Omnica’s initial engagement was for packaging the client’s blood pump controller with a design that passed a number of challenging requirements. In parallel, we designed a rechargeable battery pack system. The project included fully functional prototypes, production part design and documentation.
Our involvement evolved to include pump design evaluation, new feature development, testing and troubleshooting consultation programs.