• New Advancements in Aortic Valve Technology

    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive heart procedure which is performed to replace an aortic valve that fails to open...

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  • COVID Era Audits

    As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace. However, these changes have helped people remain safe. Temperature checks. Masks. Wor...

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    Lambs & Heart Valves

    Currently for heart value replacement, a person has two options: animal biological tissue or a mechanical valve.    These current options d...

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    Genetic Pigs

    On December 14th of last year, the FDA approved the intentional genomic alternation in a line of domestic pigs. It was approved for food consumption a...

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  • Heparin

    Heparin is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that prevents the formation of blood clots. This medication was the first anticoagulant discovered and ...

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  • The Thyroid

    A thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located on the front side of your neck, just below the Adam’s apple. This gland is crucial for keeping your body...

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    Animals & COVID-19

    Animals are sometimes used in the development of drugs, vaccines, other biologics, and medical devices, mainly to help determine the safety of the med...

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    A Meat Industry Perspective

    Steven Lonergan is a professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Here are his thoughts on the meat industry and how it ties in with the biom...

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  • Heart to Heart

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking more than 600,000 lives each year. Heart valve replacement surgery is a proce...

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