Corwave develops Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), which are blood pumps used to assist the heart mechanical function. The CorWave LVAD utilizes an undulating disc wave pumping mechanism, replacing the high speed, high shear impeller of current continuous flow rotary pumps. The high frequency actuation of the Corwave pumps provides for pulsatile flow that mimics the action of the native heart. Current LVADs provide only continuous flow with no significant pulsation, due to the high inertia of their rotors. The low power consumption and small size of Corwave pumps facilitate total implantablity with the incorporation of a wireless energy transfer system.
CorWave is bringing a unique disruptive technology to these fast growing markets, estimated to have a potential worldwide value of several billion euros.