WDR Lokalzeit - biological cardiac pacemaker for children


Prof. Stefan Jockenhövel, Helmholtz Institute of the RWTH, is developing a biological pacemaker for babies and children. Traditional pacemakers are too big for the chest. The "BioPacer" consists of a small cylinder that is populated with endogenous cells of the heart-sick child and cultivated in a bioreactor. It will treat heart rhythm disorders.

You can find the original stream at the mediathek WDR Lokalzeit