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Undergraduate Student Team Selected for 2013 Zero to 510 Program

AISA team of undergraduate biomedical engineering students are in the process of developing a next generation heart device. The students formed the company, Asclepius Innovative Solutions (AIS for short), for developing a leadless partially implantable cardiac defibrillator.

This team was one of six to be selected for the 2013 Zero to 510 program, the nation’s first, cohort-based medical device accelerator. The Zero to 510 program provides instruction, mentorship, business planning, milestone making and capital needed to accelerate the path for launching a medical device.

Carlos Ortiz
Carlos Ortiz, President/CEO, AIS Inc.
Marsalas WhitakerMarsalas Whitaker, Co-Founder/Director of Research & Development, AIS Inc.

The AIS implantable cardiac defibrillator, Guardian, is less invasive than current devices. In addition, the device includes a revolutionary monitoring system. The device was highlighted in this August 2013 MedCity news article by Deanna Pogorelc, A life-saving heart device with a check-engine light.

Image of the Guardian Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator

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Dr. Erno Lindner

Dr. Erno Lindner, R. Eugene Smith Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award at the University of Memphis.

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