The biomedical engineering research efforts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are spearheaded by Dr. Charles Taylor in his Cajun Artificial Heart Laboratory. This mission of this laboratory is to deliver research capabilities to the artificial internal organ community in the form of robust in vitro systems, with accompanying computational tools, to accelerate medical device development. The goal is to provide solutions that assist in safety, risk and reliability testing in the early phases of development. The intent is to form partnerships with device development groups that want to focus on their product, while thoroughly testing their design during the early stages of development. Learn more here.