Cardiac platform wins Good Design Award

Technology to improve global heart health wins design award

Hydrix, a leader in the design and development of cardiovascular device technologies, is thrilled to announce that its LUDO platform, a system that revolutionises the design of artificial hearts and ventricular assist devices, is the recipient of a Good Design Award for medical product design excellence.

LUDO is a disruptive platform technology that enables Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) developers to design and mature their cardiac technologies with greater confidence and reliability, from bench-top prototype to commercial release. It helps address a global need for cardiac assist devices: Three-quarters of the population will develop cardiovascular disease at some point in their lives, with a significant proportion suffering severe heart failure possibly requiring a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) to help the heart pump blood, or ultimately, a Total Artificial Heart (TAH), if a donor heart is not available.

Created on the back of significant industry experience and market insights, LUDO gives tremendous flexibility to development teams as they integrate their pump and control systems. Recently released to market, the plug-and-play nature of the platform has rapidly led to LUDO powering several MCS developments in the US, EU and Australia.

In recognising LUDO, the awards judges stated:
“This appears to be a completely new form of medical equipment that will support the workflows of MCS scientists and engineers. The form and user experience are well considered, as are the integration points with inputs and outputs. This is an innovative solution and approach that supports rapid product development of artificial hearts and cardiac assist devices through the product development process”

In celebrating news of the award, Michael Trieu GM Hydrix said:
“This is a great acknowledgement for a team that has dedicated itself to building a substantial body of knowledge and expertise in the mechanical circulatory support market. I’m immensely proud of the team for developing this technology that is already achieving global recognition”.

The Australian Good Design Awards are one of the longest-running international design awards, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958.

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