Project Title: Experimental investigation and testing of a bioabsorbable, spiral laminar flow stent for peripheral artery applications, including materials development, prototype design, manufacture (including additive manufacturing) and performance characterisation.
Project Description: This project will develop finite element models of polymer stent crimp and deployment phases used to inform design and manufacture a preliminary bioabsorbable peripheral artery spiral laminar flow stent. Experimental flow rig for a spiral laminar flow stent for peripheral artery applications will be developed and tested. Pre-clinical testing using a human cadaveric model to assess implantation and flow performance of the designed stent will be employed. This project will conclude with the use of numerical models and flow models to optimise and manufacture a prototype bioabsorbable peripheral stent with spiral laminar flow technology.
Host Academic: National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Galway, Ireland
Host Industry: Vascular Flow Limited Ltd. (VFT), Scotland, UK
Lead Supervisors: Dr. Ted Vaughan (NUIG), Craig Dunlop (VFT).
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