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Svenja Hinderer

A design for a heart valve that’s biodegradable—potentially eliminating the need for repeat surgeries.

Problem: Over 85,000 Americans receive artificial heart valves, but such valves don’t last forever, and replacing them involves a costly and invasive surgery. In children, they must be replaced repeatedly.

Solution: Svenja Hinderer, who leads a research group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart,…

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