On June 18, 1994, the Researches & Progress Association, a non-profit organization governed by the 1901 law, was founded by Pr. Wassim KHOURY, a cardiac surgeon and Georges IZORET, a chemist at the University of Paris VII.It is the passion for progress in the medical field that has inspired the co-founders to launch this association.
The ARP team consists of:
Prof. Wassim KHOURY, President Georges IZORET, Vice President Anne-Marie TOUSSAINT, Julien RUDOWSKI, Treasurer
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE
Contributing to the research and development of techniques and tools that allow a medical well-being for patients is the main driver for the founders.
The main objective of this association was the research and development of new medico-surgical techniques related to the cardiac problem, however, as the research field was extended to all techniques and tools allowing to improve the operative fiel
THE OLIVE TREE, A STRONG SYMBOL
The logo that was chosen for the ARP is the olive tree.
For Wassim KHOURY, this millennial tree is as much a universal as a personal symbol.
His choice was focused on the olive tree, because it represents a symbol of life and longevity as much as a symbol of peace.
THE ASSOCIATION NEEDS YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE
The ARP is looking for financial partners to develop research. The Association needs your help to continue to find innovativetechniques, to improve and perfect the tools for the least invasive surgeries possible.For any question, do not hesitate to contact us by phone, mail or email. In 15 years, thanks to the donations received by the ARP, several patents have been created and some have been marketed.You will find on the website of Prof. Khoury the various researches carried out during these last decades.
EXPERIENCE AND INNOVATIVE SPIRIT OF PROFESSOR
The experience and innovative spirit of Wassim Khoury in the service of research allowed his latest research and invention to obtain the US patent in April 2017.At the end of 2009, Prof. Wassim Khoury examines the possibility of reducing the risk of forgetting a compress or material for the operated patient.In December 2011, he obtained the French patent for the detection of surgical compressions by RFID procedure.In 2014, following a request from the Europe of modification, he obtains the patent for the detection of compressions and surgical instruments with detection means.In April 2017, it is the consecration, he obtains the American patent; patent that is quite rare to obtain.This invention, once put on the market will save time for the count of compresses and instruments before and after surgery and above all will guarantee the patient not to be sewn with compresses and tools forgotten at the end of the operating procedur
Pr.Wassim KHOURY : US patent obtained in April 2017
DONATIONS HAVE ALLOWED THE ASSOCIATION TO CARRY OUT VARIOUS PROJECTS
During the last two decades, donations have allowed the Association to carry out various projects in the long term by obtaining for its members French, European and American patents.
These patents support the scientific nature of this research, some of which have been marketed :
Development and commercialization of WAHK 88 Patch, organ – preserving substance for postoperative adhesions.
Development and commercialization of a porcine valve without stentless support.
Compress and medical equipment detectable by RFID reader waiting for commercialization.
The pericardial FL valve with stent resorbable.
Biomedical material manufactured and marketed by French and American laboratories.
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