Silicone Mock Vessels

BDC Laboratories manufactures silicone mock vessels in nearly any configuration and below is an abbreviated list of our most common models. In addition to these items, our team can provide models with simulated vascular diseases integrated within the wall, as well as include flanges and imbedded rigid rings at the model’s ends for mounting into a larger test apparatus when appropriate.

Silicone vessel capabilities include:

  • Diameters from 1.5mm to exceeding 50mm
  • Straights, Bifurcations, & Trifurcations
  • Aortic Arches with Branch Vessels
  • Silicone Heart Valves
  • Atriums & Ventricles
  • Coronary “U” Vessels

When ordering silicone mock vessels, our models are built custom to your specifications and requirements; therefore, the following details should be considered when placing an order: model geometry, target inner diameter and associated pressure, target diametric compliance and associated conditions or target wall thickness.

Silicone Anatomical Models

BDC Laboratories has an ever-growing internal database of patient-based vasculature acquired from computed tomography (CT) that be leveraged in the design and development of your specific silicone anatomical model. Or if preferred, one can submit a patient-based dataset for BDC to use in the manufacture of a customized silicone vasculature. BDC’s highly experienced and talented engineering team uses advanced CAD software that further provides the ability for absolute customization of any dataset’s attribute prior to build; therefore, we can manipulate the native anatomy’s geometry to change diameters, lengths, tortuosity, and angulations, as well as the ability to introduce, mitigate or eliminate the presence of disease within the vasculature

Healthy & Diseased Vasculature

BDC’s silicone anatomical models can be designed and manufactured to replicate healthy or diseased vasculature. Building from either our in-house patient-based datasets or a dataset provided, the BDC team can create and modify various states of disease, providing the most realistic platform for product evaluation, physician training, marketing and sales demonstrations. Our silicone vasculature experience and capabilities include not only diseases that affect geometry, such as aneurysms, dissections, coarctations and structural heart defects, but also diseases that impact the local vessel’s state, such as calcification.