R&D 100 Episode 5

R&D 100 – The Podcast

Apr 19 2021 • 32 mins

Co-hosts Paul J. Heney and Aimee Kalnoskas, editors with R&D World magazine delve into the incredible technology behind Abbott’s Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder, a 2020 R&D 100 Award winner. It is a self-expanding, wire mesh device that is inserted through a small incision in a newborn's leg and guided through vessels to the heart. There, it fixes a problem called patent ductus arteriosus. Hear more about how this technology came to be and how it's working in the real world.