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Magnetic levitation technology, for magnetic bearings and magnetically suspended motors, is a cutting edge technology to produce artificial hearts and higher performance blood pumps. A wider blood gap and eliminating the contacting parts in the device based on the maglev technology provide better blood compatibility and higher durability of the device. Novel inventions about the maglev mechanism are required to overcome the size and power limitation of artificial hearts. Specialization of the maglev system is also necessary due to different requirements with the spreading application of artificial hearts. The current research topics of the maglev system for artificial hearts and blood pumps will be presented in the mini-symposium.

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Booktitle: Proceedings of ISMB14