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Duncan Maitland, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018
For outstanding contributions in thermal and mechanical techniques including development of novel shape memory polymer devices for treating cardiovascular disease.

Novel polymer foam device receives FDA clearance for cardiovascular treatments

Via Texas A&M | July 27, 2018

A lifesaving device more than 20 years in the making has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The clearance allows a company, co-founded by Associate Department Head Dr. Duncan Maitland from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, to begin to market the medical device.

Maitland developed the IMPEDE Embolization Plug, a device that could provide doctors with a more effective and less risky method for treating aneurysms – blood-filled, balloon-like bulges in the walls of a blood vessel that can rupture and cause vascular damage that is debilitating or even fatal. The device quickly clots blood to block it from reaching aneurysms, tumors or other issues. It creates a different kind of clot than current devices.

“If you put in other devices, they’re asking for big clots to form,” Maitland said. “Instead of creating a blood clot that is three or four millimeters in diameter, we’re creating thousands of smaller clots that are connected together… Continue reading.

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Dr. Duncan Maitland Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Via AIMBE | April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Duncan Maitland, Ph.D., Professor Stewart and Stevenson Professorship I, Associate Department Head, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Maitland was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions in thermal and mechanical techniques including development of novel shape memory polymer devices for treating cardiovascular disease.

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