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Susan P. James, PhD

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Primary College

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Innovator Bio

My lab makes biomaterials that go into the body for one reason or another, usually as implants or for regeneration or monitoring. I used to do a lot of work in the orthopedic industry; currently, we are working on polymeric leaflet heart valves. Our technology is really quite unique – it it has the durability of a mechanical heart valve and the blood friendliness of a tissue valve, and it’s a lot cheaper than tissue valves. We can also make them any size and any shape, which you cannot do when working with animal tissue. We have completed years of deliberate research into the technology in a more diligent way than a company can.

There are more heart valve patients in India than anywhere in the world and most of them could not afford to the kind of the real expensive heart valves that are on the market right now. Our technologies are more affordable than the current standards, which could improve access to treatment options for those who cannot afford tissue-based heart valves. This has lead to our collaboration with a leader in the heart valve field, Lakshmi Prasad Dasi, helping to optimize this technology.

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Innovator Patents

US 10,435,523 B2:  Material comprising outer layer having entanglement of hydrophobic polymer host blended with anhydride functionalized hydrophobic polymer co-host and hydrophilic guest.

US 10,266,684 B2IN2014DN07588A::  Glycosaminoglycan and Synthetic Polymer Material for Blood-Containing Applications.

US 10,265,440 B2EP 2 493 942 B1: Polymeric Materials Including a Glycosaminoglycan Networked with a Polyolefin-Containing Polymer.

US 10,167,387 B2EP 3 044 250 A1: Synthetic Polymeric Materials and Devices Thereof.

US 10,071,186 B2EP 2 825 203 A1NZ629494A  Glycosaminoglycan and Synthetic Polymer Material for Blood-Containing Applications.

US 09,533,077 B2CA2721924C:  Outer layer having entanglement of hydrophobic polymer host blended with a maleated hydrophobic polymer co-host, and hydrophilic polymer guest.

US 09,567.447 B2:  Outer Layer Having Entanglement of Hydrophobic Polymer Host and Hydrophilic Polymer Guest.

US 08,524,886 B2:  Outer layer having entanglement of hydrophobic polymer host and hydrophilic polymer guest.

US 08,524,884 B2EP 2 283 065 B1:  Outer Layer Material Having Entanglement of Hydrophobic Polymer Host Blended with a Maleated Hydrophobic Polymer Co-Host, and Hydrophilic Polymer Guest.

US 08,133,168 B2:  Remediation of Functional Cardiac Mitral Valve Regurgitation.

US 07,692,000 B2:  Hyaluronan (HA) Esterification via Acylation Technique for Moldable Devices.

US 07,662,954 B2:  Outer Layer Having Entanglement of Hydrophobic Polymer Host and Hydrophilic Polymer Guest.

US 07,120,258 B1:  Apparatus and Methods for Mitigating Impairments Due to Central Auditory Nervous System Binaural Phase-Time Asynchrony.*

US 05,480,450 A: Method and Apparatus for Reducing Interfacial Porosity in a Cemented Femoral Prosthesis.*

EP 2 146 737 A1:  Copolymer Synthesized from a Modified Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) and an Anhydride Functionalized Hydrophobic Polymer.

*Assignee other than CSU STRATA.

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