NUI Galway researcher develops revolutionary stent for use in heart surgery

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A researcher at NUI Galway has developed a revolutionary new type of stent for use in heart surgery.

Professor Gerard Wall led an EU-funded project – comprised of scientists and engineers in Ireland and Poland – to produce the novel stent.

It’s the first of its kind to use human anti-bodies for cell capture, to avoid activating the patients immune response.

Currently, conventional stents used to re-open arteries can be compromised over time when cells from patient blood grow over the stent surface.

Microbiologist Professor and project lead Gerard Wall says the new stent will have a significant impact, for more on this story tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…