What We Do
Physical System Models
Computational modeling brings the best mathematical models to your most complicated medical device design problems. We are experts in energy-tissue interaction and tissue heating reactions and have built simulations to address multiple aspects of surgical device design.
- Alternate Energy Application
- Optical System Design
- Tissue Deformation
- Collagen ContractionTissue
- Property Changes
Thermal Spread & Tissue Viability
Vessel Sealing Prediction
End Effector Design Changes
Device Cooling & Fluid Flow
Catheter-based Energy Delivery
Tissue Division & Cutting Rates
Generator Power Delivery
Sensor Design & Control Algorithms
The real world includes the interactions between physical phenomena, shouldn’t your simulations? From fluid flow to heat transfer, we have the experience needed to accurately model your engineering challenge.
Modeling the interaction between applied energy and biological tissue clarifies design and delivery unknowns when working toward a desired surgical effect. Instead of multiple rounds of tissue testing, optimization and insight through simulation narrows the vast array of possibilities quickly.
The FDA has recognized the value in simulation data, and in September 2016 issued written guidance regarding computational modeling study design, elevating it to the highest level of FDA strategic priority. The door is now wide open to work in partnership with the FDA to address safety and efficacy questions using simulation results. This significantly reduces physical testing requirements, sometimes as much as by 50%.
Using simulation will enable you to gain insight and understanding into your device’s energy physics, resulting in increased patient safety and treatment effectiveness. Getting safer and more effective devices in the hands of clinicians means better outcomes for patients around the world.
One powerful tool available through simulation and modeling is to clearly see hidden physical phenomena through images and video. Displaying the changes in hard to visualize characteristics like heat flow or electromagnetic fields illuminates complex scientific processes to non-technical audiences.