Simulated Use Test SystemsA Mock Circulatory Loop (MCL) that has been tailored for testing and evaluation of cardiovascular medical devices becomes a Simulated Use Test System, or Simulation System. Both MCL and simulation systems seek to mimic the pressure, temperature and flow conditions of the human cardiovascular system. The simulated use test system further presents an apparatus where specific performance attributes of a technology can be quantified and qualified during design verification testing, in addition to providing a focused demonstration, marketing and surgeon training tool.
Simulation TestingSimulation testing provides the ability to study critical endovascular and heart valve device characteristics and design parameters in a predictable, controlled, and reproducible manner to demonstrate how a device may perform in-vivo.
BDC Laboratories’ MCL’s and simulated use test systems aid in the evaluation of product designs and delivery system parameters by accurately emulating physiological hemodynamics and vascular and/or cardiac anatomy and compliance. Some key device attributes that can be evaluated with BDC’s simulated use systems include: pulsatile flow device interactions, endovascular and transcatheter heart valve implant positioning, implant deployment accuracy, implant sizing, conformability of a stent graft or stent to vessel wall, delivery system trackability, pushability, torquability, deployment force, and TAVR valve-in-valve deployment.