Investors Take Heart

Taylor, Marisa
April 2007
Red Herring;4/30/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 16, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports that TransMedics, based in Andover, Massachusetts, has created the Organ Care System, a device that powers the pulse of a recently donated heart while it is transported from donor to recipient. The device would substitute for current organ transplant protocols, which place the organ in a saline solution and preserve it on ice. Preserved in real blood, the organ continues to beat as if inside a patient's body. TransMedics just received more than $25 million in a fourth round of private equity funding, bringing its funding total to more than $90 million since 2000.


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