Full Magnetic Levitated Rotor
Full magnetically levitated technology provides a controlled, large blood flow gap, which reduces the damage caused by the impeller rotor to blood cells during motion and further improving hemocompatibility.
The previous generation of blood pumps used sliding bearings (including single pivot bearings) submerged in blood to provide support to the rotor through mechanical contact, which generated large shear forces, local flow dead zones and non-physiological high temperatures in the mechanical part of the bearing in contact with the blood.
Although design can be improved by fluid flushing, the design of self-flushing (blood flushing) is very complex and difficult to meet the needs of many working conditions; moreover, the use of external fluid flushing can cause many side effects (e.g., hemodilution).
Mechanical bearing blood pumps have shown serious hemocompatibility problems in clinical use. The advent of suspension technology provides a controlled, larger blood flow gap, reducing the damage to blood cells caused by the impeller rotor in motion and further improving hemocompatibility.