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Boston Globe – Engineering His New Life – February 3, 2008

Michael Barenboym has designed a heart-assist device and a machine that processes bone marrow for use in bone-grafting procedures, and has improved on the no-drip valve mechanisms in toddler sippy cups. “A good mechanical engineer can design anything from an airplane to a child’s toy,” said the 41-year-old Framingham resident. “As long as they know the principles of aerodynamics, heat transfer, and strengths of materials.” Barenboym has spent evenings analyzing baby bathtubs to ensure that they will never tip over, and days designing a catheter, complete with a tiny camera, that can be steered on its ventures inside the body. Life is good for Michael Barenboym. He’s living the American dream and is not ashamed to say that, when he arrived in the United States from Russia in 1990, his first mattress was pulled from someone’s curbside trash…
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