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Pumps and Pipes

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Alan B. Lumsden ,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, US
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M.D.
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Stephen R. Igo

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas, US
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B.Sc.
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Abstract

Introduction

“The solution to our problems most likely lie in someone else’s toolbox.

The challenge is in finding it.”

A significant problem in medical technology development, and perhaps the energy business, is that developers are very in-bred — often exposed only to like-minded individuals, which in turn can prevent innovation and maturation of “out-of-the-box” ideas. We believe that great benefit may be gained by exposing cardiovascular and imaging researchers to technology currently available in the oil and gas world. Thus was created the “Pumps and Pipes” symposium, a collaboration between Houston’s two most prominent industries. Pumps and Pipes is a problem-focused forum analyzing issues relevant to both the energy and medical worlds. The goal is to stimulate discussion, spark ideas and brainstorm with industry counterparts to explore complementary technologies using common language and terminology, with such themes as “Docs and Rocks,” “The Other Guy’s Toolkit,” and “Better Together, and “No Boundaries.”

How to Cite: 1. Lumsden AB, Igo SR. Pumps and Pipes. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2011;7(1):45-48. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcvj.251
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Published on 01 Jan 2011.
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