Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Fixing broken hearts

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.

magassist extravad cobalt work productimage 1060x1060 2207

Design Objectives

Usability

Safety

Flexibility

Compliance

The Team We believe good design happens by expert people working as a team.

Kynan Taylor Project Leader

kynan taylor cobalt about thumbnail 2110

Rob Cuzner

rob cuzner cobalt about thumbnail 2110

Graeme Marshall

graeme marshall cobalt about thumbnail 2110

Steve Martinuzzo

steve martinuzzo cobalt about avatar 2110

Andrew Fanning

andrew fanning cobalt about thumbnail 2110

Davis Tolley

davis tolley cobalt about thumbnail 2110
magassist extravad cobalt work teamimage 3360x2270 2207

Cobalt’s international experience advances our medical technology to a market leading level – domestically and globally.

Professor Po-Lin Hsu  magAssist Founder and CEO po lin hsu magassist portrait cobalt work internal thumbnail 2110

Commercial Impact magAssist aimed to develop a world class device not just for the Chinese market, but one that surpasses benchmarked products from leading global brands such as Medtronic and Maquet.

Create a competitive debut

Tight timelines

Compete on the world market

Establish reputation and creativity

Other Work