• Kyodo


A research team at Tohoku University has developed a wireless mechanical heart pump, moving a step nearer to developing the world’s first fully embedded artificial heart.

The newly developed pump is roughly as big as a C-size battery and can pump more than 5 liters of blood per minute — similar to a human heart’s capacity — through a spinning cylindrical magnet, according to professor Kazushi Ishiyama, who headed the team.

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