1) Cartilage, heart, retina, liver.
It detoxifies drugs. It makes almost all the proteins found
in the blood. It synthesizes bile.
The Heartmate, which attaches to the heart's left ventricle,
is intended only as a bridge to transplant while the Abiomed
replaces the heart entirely. The Abiomed heart is self-contained
within the body and does not require connections through the
skin, as the Heartmate does. The Heartmate uses a deliberately
roughened interior surface to help prevent blood clots, while
the Abiomed heart aims to be completely smooth and seamless.
Calves, because they are about the same size as a human patient.
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