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