Welcome! On behalf of the Board of Trustees for the International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation (ICAOT), we are pleased to launch this web site with a focus on the history, development, and clinical applications in the fields of artificial organ...
Originally published in Volume 44 Issue 6 of Artificial Organs, 29 April 2020 1 OVERVIEW The first heart transplantation (HTx) in Japan was carried out in Sapporo by Dr. J. Wada 8 months after Dr. C. Barnard performed the world’s first case in Cape Town, South Africa...
Jefferson Ventilator: Circumstances surrounding the creation of the first positive-negative pressure ventilator
Originally published in Volume 43 Issue 10 of Artificial Organs, 27 June 2019 The invention of the heart-lung machine by Dr. John H. Gibbon Jr., through its long development cycle at Jefferson Medical College (now Thomas Jefferson University) from its conception in...
The Center, founded in 1979, is designed to serve as a not-for-profit organization devoted to the collection, preservation, and display of materials that illustrate the development of the two biomedical fields described in its name.
Explore the timeline of the International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation (ICAOT)
Artificial Organs is created and becomes the official journal of the newly established International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO)
1st ISAO Anniversary Recognition Event in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland Award created and first awards bestowed
Steering Committees and Board of Trustees formed to develop and implement plans for the International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation (ICAOT). Fund raising begun and historical artifacts continued to be collected
International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation opened in the former White Mansion at 8937 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
In March, Dr. Takehiko Kudo became the first Distinguished Scholar of the International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation