Praesto software installed at the University of Minnesota

The electronic research record Praesto was implemented this month at the University of Minnesota’s Experimental Surgical Services. Richard W. Bianco, the GLP laboratory’s director was extremely satisfied with the conversion to the electronic format that will be used initially in the preclinical testing of new heart valves.

Asporto featured at the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Research completed at the University of Minnesota was presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Heart Lung Transplant. The study demonstrated the effectiveness of intermittent antegrade cardioplegia in reducing damage during prolonged storage of isolated heart.

Winner – University of St. Thomas business plan competition

On December 12th, 2006, the University of Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship held its semiannual business plan competition.  Jordan Milan of Hibernicor, LLC was awarded first place for her presentation outlining the startup company to a panel of judges.

Hibernicor featured in Twin Cities Business Magazine

Andrew Rivard, a research consultant at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Surgery and a resident physician at the Unversity of Florida, believes he has a better way to deliver donor hearts.  Traditionally this has been performed via a basic handheld cooler. However, Rivard says this method has a key limitation…

Semi-finalist – 2006 Minnesota Cup business plan competition

With over 650 entries to the 2006 Minnesota Cup, Hibernicor ranked in the Top 10 following a second round of judging. The Minnesota Cup is an annual, statewide competition, which seeks out aspiring entrepreneurs and their breakthrough ideas. The competition was hosted by the University of Minnesota and Wells Fargo for its second year.

Hibernicor featured in the New Technology Showcase at the Medical Alley (now LifeScience Alley) 2005 Conference

Together, Hibernicor and Minnetronix successfully launched the prototype heart preservation device as one of eight companies selected to participate in the New Technology Showcase at the Medical Alley Annual Conference & Expo, October 5 & 6, 2005 (now known as Medical Alley Association ).

First preclinical heart transplant

In a Minnesota Medical Foundation funded study, Dr. Ranjit John transplanted the first porcine hearts stored in a prototype heart preservation device at the University of Minnesota, Experimental Surgical Services. The study successfully demonstrated the feasiblity of system as it was designed for extended heart preservation.

Asporto featured in Cardiovascular Engineering

University of Minnesota releases all claims to the heart preservation device, allowing Dr. Rivard to transfer the new technology to the market.

Hibernicor, LLC founded