Global collaboration for accessible cardiac support
This is the first external heart pump device to be developed within China, a country with one of the highest incidences of treatable cardiovascular disease in the world. The MoyoAssist® Extra-VAD is the culmination of an ambitious global development program by Suzhou based medical technology start-up magAssist who engaged Cobalt for the device’s product design and mechanical engineering. As a Class III medical device, it will be used to treat patients with acute cardiac problems before, during and after heart surgery or to support life whilst a patient is waiting for a heart transplant.
Clear information design/hierarchy with both haptic and touch user interface provides intuitive device control and device/patient status, both of which are critically important in emergency and operating response situations.
Integrated safety and failsafe features such as continuous monitoring and user configurable alert limits minimise patient risk. An internal battery provides 2 hours of back-up runtime.
Clever packaging has resulted in single-handed portability, whilst also providing secure protection for the motor/pump during transportation. Doublesided mounting and infinite arm positional adjustment of the motor/pump also ensures the ideal location and minimum tube length for the patient.
As a Class III medical device, the MoyoAssist® Extra-VAD complies with CFDA standards and IEC 60601. Planned FDA compliance will precede the device being made globally available.
The Team We believe good design happens by expert people working as a team.
Kynan Taylor Project Leader
Cobalt’s international experience advances our medical technology to a market leading level – domestically and globally.
Professor Po-Lin Hsu magAssist Founder and CEO
Designers Australia Awards National Use Category Winner
Cobalt is honoured to have won the Use (Product) Category of the 2022 Designers Australia Awards for our team’s work on the magAssist VAD Heart Pump. We’re incredibly proud of both our and magAssist’s teams for their collaborative approach to developing this life-saving device within an ambitious timeline and exacting standards.
Video created by DIA / Saxon Yuen
Commercial Impact magAssist aimed to develop a world class device, one that surpasses benchmarked products from leading global brands.
Create a competitive debut
First VAD developed specifically for the Chinese market.
Accelerated development to minimise time to market.
Compete on the world market
World-class design that supports magAssist’s future product aims.
Establish reputation and creativity
Provides credibility to magAssist as med-tech innovators.