Newsletter | August 28, 2019

08.28.19 -- How To Improve Medical Device Development

 
How Modeling And Simulating Medical Devices Can Improve Safety And Speed To Market
 

While research and product development teams want to investigate and prove out every concept and potential outcome, they need to reduce the chance of unanticipated negative effects. Computational modeling and simulation (CM&S) lets you create and simulate human biologic test environments and conditions to complement the validation of safety and effectiveness by nonphysical means.

Advancing Heart Simulation To Save Lives
 

The Living Heart Project has brought together a multidisciplinary team of experts to collaborate on breakthrough technology for improved products and treatments for cardiovascular disease. The project’s first output is the Living Heart Model (LHM), a realistic 3D computational model of the human heart. This case study discusses the Living Heart Project and the plans for further developments and clinical applications rising from its efforts.

Modeling Hemodynamics With Abaqus/CFD Steady State Solver: FDA Benchmark Nozzle Model
 

Understanding the blood flow dynamics (hemodynamics) and the fluid forces exerted on the blood by implantable medical devices and predicting blood damage are intricate parts of interventional medical device design. This article aims to assess the performance of Abaqus/CFD in modeling hemodynamics using the FDA Benchmark Nozzle model.

Living Heart Human Model: Cardiovascular Stent Deployment And Cardiac Cycle Tech Brief
 

The Living Heart Human Model provides a unique testing environment where a stent can be deployed virtually in coronary arteries and deformed mechanically during the cardiac cycle. Once the mechanical deformation results are obtained, the long-term durability of the stent can be assessed. The virtual nature of the test provides a physiologically accurate methodology to test new and existing devices without exposing patients to unnecessary risk.

Realistic Simulation For Medical Device Developers E-Book
 

Medical device developers use realistic simulation solutions to accelerate the overall product innovation process, reducing development costs and improving patient safety and product quality. Simulation solutions allow medical device companies to more efficiently evaluate design alternatives, accelerate long-term stress life testing to predict product reliability, collaborate on projects, and leverage computing resources for more efficient design analysis.