The N 100PC Blood Pump and Energy Convertor

This version of the N100PC ventricular assist drive without encapsulation shows the inner workings of the pump. The N100PC was used in clinical trials between1993 and 2011.
A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), is a mechanical pump used to partially or completely replace a diseased human heart. Unlike a total artificial heart, the patient’s human heart is left in place, helping the damaged to push blood through the body.
Currently not on view
Object Name
blood pump and energy convertor
date made
ca 1990
World Heart Corporation
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
copper (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 13.97 cm x 16.51 cm
overall: 19.8 cm x 15.5 cm x 6 1/2 in; 7 25/32 in x 6 3/32 in x 16.51 cm
place made
United States: California, Berkeley
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
patent number
Artificial Organs
Health Care
Artificial Hearts
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Artificial Hearts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of World Heart Corporation
Related Publication
Daniel, M. A.; Lee, J.; LaForge, D. H.; Chen, H.; Miller, P. J.; Ramasamy, N.; Strauss, L. R.; Jassawalla, J. S.; Portner, P. M.. Clinical evaluation of the Novacor totally implantable ventricular assist system. Currrent status

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