NEW York (GenomeWeb News) – James LeVoy Sorenson, a medical device inventor and founder of several companies including Sorenson Genomics, died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 86.
 
Sorenson is credited as the co-developer of the first real-time computerized heart monitoring systems, and the inventor of disposable surgical masks, non-invasive intravenous catheters, and blood-recycling and blood-infusion systems. Altogether, he held more than 40 patents.
 

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