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Irish company looking for a Lead Polymer Scientist to improving patient outcomes in heart valve replacement.

Summary

Profile Type
Technology request
POD Reference
TRIE20231208005
Term of Validity
8 December 2023 - 7 December 2024
Company's Country
Ireland
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreementCommercial agreement with technical assistance
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
Irish company based in the West of Ireland is looking for a Lead Polymer Scientist to improving patient outcomes in heart valve replacement. The company is on a mission to change the way heart valves are made with a vision of sustainability for the patient and the planet.
Full Description
The Company is committed to improving patient outcomes in heart valve replacement and is developing a polymeric transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The company is a startup on a mission to change the way heart valves are made with a vision of sustainability for the patient and the planet.

The company has an opportunity for a Polymer Scientist to work with in product development and
R&D through the next phases of growth. The ideal candidate must be adaptable, inquisitive,
resourceful, and technically minded with a desire to learn and have their hands in many pots.
The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a small dynamic team with the opportunity to learn and grow across several aspects of the business.
Advantages and Innovations
The technology aim is to provide the disruptive innovation required to improve clinical outcomes and increase valve durability, while significantly reducing the cost and carbon footprint associated with current pericardium-based solutions. The technology is a fully synthetic polymer-based material without animal tissue.

The technology is a fully synthetic polymer-based material, free from animal tissue. The company have completed multiple pre-clinical studies, and have completed chronic pre-clinical evaluation.
Stage of Development
Available for demonstration
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
Seeking lead polymer scientist to develop polymeric transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
Type and Size of Partner
OtherR&D Institution
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreementCommercial agreement with technical assistance

Call details

Coordinator required
Yes
IPR description
Lead the development, characterization, and testing activities of materials, particularly
polymers for use in a novel percutaneous heart valve device.
• Design and develop processing techniques.
• Optimize polymer chemistry for improved device performance and durability.
• Evaluate the biocompatibility of materials using ISO 10993.
• Complete material stability evaluations including any required analytical testing, crosslinking assessments, and shelf-life testing.
• Fabrication of implantable devices for device development and prototyping.
• Hands-on lab work including polymer synthesis.
• Conduct in-depth literature reviews and studies to analyze existing research data,
identify knowledge gaps, and stay up to date on latest advances.
• Partner on process development for device manufacturing to ensure materials /
polymer compatibility with processing conditions involved in device assembly, post
processing, and sterilization.
• Lead or participate as required in Root Cause Analysis of any device / material issues
during development and testing.

Dissemination

Technology keywords
006001002 - Care and Health Services
Market keywords
04001003 - Medical genetic engineering applications05004004 - Medical instruments05007007 - Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
Sector Groups Involved
Health
Targeted countries
All countries