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Professors Theodosios Alexander and Martin T Rothman Win 2008 NHS Innovator Award

31 October 2008

Mr. Paul Marcum, Managing Director of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd. (left), presenting the NHS Innovator Award to Professor Theodosios Alexander (centre) and team member Dr. Thomas Keeble (right).
Mr. Paul Marcum, Managing Director of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd. (left), presenting the NHS Innovator Award to Professor Theodosios Alexander (centre) and team member Dr. Thomas Keeble (right).
A team led by Professor Theodosios Alexander (publishes as Theodosios Korakianitis) of SEMS and Professor Martin T. Rothman of QMUL and Barts and the London NHS Trust have won the 2008 NHS Innovator award in the Medical Devices and Equipment category for PICS: Percutaneous Implantable Cardiac Support. This is a mechanical circulatory support device small enough to be implanted via a mini thoracotomy (an intercostal incision 10 cm long which does not require a sternotomy. The system also has a component that can be replaced percutaneously, negating further redo surgery should the device fail or wear out.
Contact:Theodosios Alexander
Email:t.alexander@qmul.ac.uk

Updated by: David Lockwood