Tal Golesworthy presents at the QuickParts Open House on 6 December 2023

Tal Golesworthy delivered a highly entertaining and informative presentation to our Quickparts UK Open House audience. In his hand is the #sls precise replica of his rising aorta – a model that has literally extended his life without subjecting him to endless surgeries – made by us in 2003. His pioneering work has led to almost 1000 more (to date) highly precise replicas being made. 

First ExoVasc PEARS procedure in Genoa, Italy

Dr Guido Michielon, director of cardiac surgery at Istituto Giannina Gaslini, has successfully carried out the first Ross PEARS surgery in Genoa, Italy. 

The patient was a 23-year-old with congenital aortic valve disease associated with dilatation of the ascending aorta and aortic root.

You can read more about the operation in Primocanale.it.

Conal Austin and John Pepper presented on PEARS at the Barts Aortovascular Symposium 900

On 29 June 2023, Conal Austin and John Pepper presented on PEARS at the Barts Aortovascular Symposium 900.

The two-day in-person international conference, which ran 29-30 June 2023, targeted all multidisciplinary professionals involved in the care of patients with aortic valve and aortic pathology including acute aortic dissection.  

The Symposium was part of the celebration of 900 years of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

 The full programme for the conference can be found at bartsaortovascularsymposium.org.uk/programme/.

Alastair Graham and Tal Golesworthy to speak at the 36th South West Acute Hospital Annual Cardiology Update, a meeting of the Irish Cardiac Society

Alastair Graham, Cardio-Thoracic surgeon at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, and Tal Golesworthy, Technical Director, Exstent Limited, are presenting on ‘Aortopathy and Marfan’s – The Lived Experience’ at 36th South West Acute Hospital Annual Cardiology Update, a meeting of the Irish Cardiac Society in Irvinestown on 23 June 2023.

For more information, visit irishcardiacsociety.ie/events/36th-south-west-acute-hospital-annual-cardiology-update/

Victoria Sharpe wins Best Medical Device Company Managing Director 2023

The SME Awards by SME News celebrate the success stories of one of the most important sectors in the UK economy. At the start of 2017, small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private businesses, making the sector the beating heart of the UK economy. An SME is a small or medium-sized enterprise. Typically, they are defined as having fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than €50 million according to the EU.

Exstent was nominated following receipt of its ISO13485:2016 and MDSAP certification.

For the full story, visit www.sme-news.co.uk/winners/exstent-limited/.

Exstent wins MasterControl’s award for Digital Transformation in Manufacturing in Lisbon

Since February 2022, Exstent has been employing the MasterControl electronic Quality Management System software to manage its quality documentation and for completing its device history records. The implementation of this system has had a significant impact on Exstent being able to demonstrate control of its systems to external auditors, leading to Exstent achieving its ISO13485:2016 and MDSAP registration.

Gina Phillips, Exstent’s QARA Controller, collected the award on behalf of Exstent at the 2023 MasterControl Conference in Lisbon.