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Opening Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microinvasive Cardiac Surgery - CD/µHC

24. April 2023
14:30 PM - 15:30 PM

Medical University of Vienna
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien

Surgical operations on the heart are the best treatment option for selected patient populations. In the CD-Laboratory for Microinvasive Heart Surgery, new techniques for performing effective and safe operations will be investigated with a basic science approach and further developed.

Improving the health and well-being of patients is the direct goal of this laboratory. Three topics play a central role:

  • Improvement of biological heart valve prostheses made of autologous tissue
  • Further development of microinvasive techniques for bypass and heart valve surgery
  • Researching of new surgical instruments for catheter-based procedures

Due to the medical and technological innovations of the last decades, even complex cardiovascular diseases can be treated effectively. The results and discoveries made during this CD-Laboratory are intended to further reduce the burden and risk for patients who require cardiac surgery.



  • Michaela Fritz
    Vice Rector for Research and Innovation of the Medical University Vienna
  • Martin Gerzabek
    President of the Christian Doppler Research Association

Presentation of the Christian Doppler Laboratory

  • Martin Andreas
    Head of Laboratory, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Vienna
  • Jude Sauer
    Founder and CEO, LSI Solutions

Closing Remarks

  • Günther Laufer
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University Vienna

Moderation: Alfred Kocher
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University Vienna


Impressionen der Eröffnung


Christian Doppler Research Association
In Christian Doppler Laboratories, application-oriented basic research is pursued at a high level, and expert scientists cooperate with innovative companies. The Christian Doppler Research Association is an international best practice example for promoting this collaboration.  

Federal Ministry Republic of Austria - Labour and Economy
Christian Doppler Laboratories are financed jointly by the public purse and the participating companies. The most important public sponsor is the Federal Ministry for Labour and Economy (BMAW).

LSI Solutions
LSI Solutions is one of the most innovative medical device manufacturers in the world. Through research, development and manufacturing of microinvasive surgical instruments, the company relentlessly strives to improve patient outcomes.