Introduction and history of Daidalos Solutions B.V.
Daidalos Solution BV is an independent medical device developing company founded by Dr. Eric Berreklouw, a cardiac surgeon from The Netherlands, who has been involved in cardiac urgery since 1976.
Dr. Berreklouw trained in The Netherlands and the USA, holds an MD and PhD in cardiac surgery, has been chairman of the Netherlands Society for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (NVT), and has been a long-standing member of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and Society for Thoracic Surgery (STS), and has been involved in clinical and experimental research in many aspects of cardiac surgery for more than 35 years. He has been practicing cardiac surgery in the Antonius Hospital Utrecht/Nieuwegein and Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, both in The Netherlands. Currently he is a senior staff member in cardiac surgery at the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, where he is Head of Training in Cardiac Surgery.
Dr. Berreklouw has been involved in research and development of new techniques and medical devices in cardiac and vascular surgery, and invasive cardiology, as commercialized by Daidalos Solutions B.V.,located in The Netherlands.
Daidalos Solutions BV holds a large patent portfolio in the field of cardiac and vascular surgery and invasive cardiology. About half of these are granted Patents in Europe and the US, while other Patent Applications are in process of being granted. Many of these Patents and Patent Applications can be searched through Patent searches by the linked pages.
Most inventions are aimed to make cardiac procedures less invasive by replacing hand suturing with sutureless techniques mostly through use of memory metals, like Nitinol, and in other cases by tissue glue.
Most of the inventions have been engineered, prototyped, and extensively tested in-vitro, ex-vivo,
in acute and chronic in-vivo tests, and the results of these tests have been presented at a number of international scientific meetings, and through publications in international scientific journals.
The research of Dr. Berreklouw is supported by well renowned experts in the medical field.