In Vitro Flow Services (Bench Models)
In vitro tests with a bespoke, computer-controlled flow rig are used to verify the outcomes of medical devices in a controlled environment.
Vascular Flow has the capability of producing complex geometries and pulsatile flow to represent medical devices in blood vessels. We measure flow rates with pressure and flow sensors, and complex flow structures are measured with Doppler ultrasound. Blood viscosity and density are reproduced with blood mimic fluid.
In vitro flow & deployment (Cadaveric models)
Cadaveric models are the most realistic anatomical models to test vascular devices prior to pre-clinical trials.
Vascular Flow work in partnership with the University of Dundee and Tayside Health Board to test the deployment and flow outcome of vascular devices in a cadaveric anatomical model. The cadaveric bodies using the Thiel soft-fix method, which preserves them with life-like flexibility and tissue quality. Flow and anatomy are visualised with ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT or MRI.