UTEC seeks to strengthen biomedical engineering in Peru with Cleveland Clinic
The University of Engineering & Technology has captured the attention of the most important institution in cardiovascular studies U.S. exchanges will collaborate with undergraduate, graduate and research.
A titanium heart, which may be the key to the future of research in applied medicine, came to Peru last week at the hands of Geoffrey Vince, director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering Cleveland Clinic, the first ranking in cardiology ” Best Hospitals 2013-2014 “in the United States . And the University of Engineering & Technology ( UTEC ) would be the first in Peru to benefit directly from this innovation. “We believe that engineering and medicine are friends of humans. We know the projects we are working to see how we can work together, “said Mario Rivera, CEO of the UTEC .
Vince, the creator of titanium heart, believes that in the world today “need to devise mechanical solutions to medical problems.” In response, Rivera replied that the UTEC and professors are specialized in this field, so that human capital to work in joint studies with Cleveland Clinic is assured.
Eduardo Hochschild, president of the Board of the UTEC and international board member of the Cleveland Clinic, was the contact for an institute delegation visited Lima in August. Bioshoy Mikhail, director of the Center on Philanthropy at the clinic, is optimistic about the scientific innovations that can be achieved in the country, although we are not just leaders in that category. “We’ve seen really impressive things this week. Every place we went, we met passionate researchers who are doing the best they can with the resources they have. They are brilliant people, and we believe that the added value of Cleveland is that the exchange of ideas generated solutions, “says Mikhail.
“We have a vision of doing science itself but to help patients and introduce technologies to market. Instead of scientists trying to realize their ideas, seek medical needs, “says Vince. He says that “go out” to find out the demands of the doctors, to return to the lab with a list on which to work bioengineering solutions. With less than 450 grams, the titanium-heart more compact prototype created so far, is an example of that philosophy. Convinced of the potential for collaboration with Peru, Peruvian hundreds of patients on waiting lists for heart transplants will be first.