Lari Lapanashvili holds a Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Surgery. He was awarded an Alexis Carrel honorary award for the research carried out in Cardiovascular Surgery (Rome, Italy). Since 2007, Mr. Lapanashvili is a founder and director of Swiss Medical Company La Cor (Winterthur, Switzerland). Throughout the years 1993-1999, he was a senior fellow at the Center for Clinical and Experimental Medicine and a junior fellow at the Antelava Laboratory of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Mr. Lapanashvili is an author of eight patents and twenty scientific articles. He is also a member of European Association for Artificial Organs, International Society for Heart and Lung and International Panel of Angiologists.