Dipl.-Ing. Jutta Arens
Phone: +49 241 80 87018
Find theses in current projects here.
The project I³-Assist concentrates on developing a highly integrated modular system of life-supporting functional units. This system can be used as a heart-lung-machine (HLM), but also as an extracorporeal life assist (ECLA). Furthermore, the system can be adapted to the individual treatment needs of the patient.
This modular configurable system is specifically adaptable to the requirements of the patient. Due to the high degree of individualization, it can be adjusted to humans of all age and weight classes. Consequently, the system provides different treatment options, giving the possibility to deal with older and youngest patients, affected by various concomitant diseases.
Owing to this new technology, a direct and seamless change between HLM and ECLS as well as in reverse is possible. Without renewing the entire extracorporeal bypass, which is the common procedure these days, I³-Assist is able to adapt to the changing needs during the treatment of a patient. Thereby, the treatment costs and the traumatization of the patient are reduced.
I³-Assist system is compactly designed, so it can be carried around with the patient, not only in case of a transport inside the hospital, but also in between different hospitals without causing problems. The ambition of this project aim described above is to develop a product for clinical use, which is more efficient, more reliable, more economical and more patient-friendly, and therefore abrogating the limitations of the ECMO market.
Personalized Medicine stands for the development of individual solutions and therapies for a specific disease pattern of a patient.
Forty partners of the Aachen Medical Technology Cluster "innovating medical technology in.nrw" investigate and develop a new generation of biomedical devices and systems to offer patient customized medical solutions. With the focus on cardiovascular diseases, the cluster addresses a particularly relevant disease area, which still represents the leading cause of death in Germany, and banks on an outstanding strength in research and economy of the Aachen region.
We are your contact point if you want to disclose the potential of Medical Technology in the region for your own research, supply or entrepreneurship.
Together we will expand our cluster - cooperation also beyond the local region is our declared aim.