biomedical engineering http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U, U of I Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Help Create Prototype Next-Gen Pacemaker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-u-i-scientists-use-3-d-printer-help-create-prototype-next-gen-pacemaker <p>Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.</p><p>Unlike existing <a href="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pace/" target="_blank">pacemakers</a> and <a href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/icd/" target="_blank">implantable defibrillators</a> that are one-size-fits-all, the new device is a thin, elastic membrane designed to stretch over the heart like a custom-made glove.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:00:01 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 33957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U, U of I Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Help Create Prototype Next-Gen Pacemaker