The ecmo cannulation procedure
Our synthetic organs are modeled and manufactured to recreate human anatomy. They are inexpensive and disposable to promote high volume training and allow mistakes.
The disposable organ is placed on an anatomical base, and can be attached to our circulation system to recreate dynamic conditions and model pathologies.
The resulting assembly is:
Users can pick up an organ, place it on the anatomical base, practice, make mistakes, throw the organ out or recycle it, grab another one and start again.
Performance will be monitored by sensors in the system for data acquisition, progression tracking, or remote supervision.
Perfused, ventilated cadavers for training
Our systems can be connected to cadavers to recreate blood flow in the vascular system, inflate and deflate lungs, and simulate dynamic surgical conditions.
Canulas attached to the cadaver’s vascular system are connected to our circulation system. A viscous solution with properties similar to blood is heated and pumped in the body to recreate a pulsing heartbeat. Realistic blood pressure curves are achieved and pathologies can be simulated dynamically.
A ventilation system can also be added to simulate breathing and recreate movement of the rib cage.
The entire cadaver’s arterial system between the neck and the feet can be perfused. Organs like the liver, kidneys, or intestines become life-like as the blood solution pours out when arteries are cut or exposed.
Vascular surgeons have used our system to train and develop new surgical techniques and implants.
We work with medical technologies companies and develop tools to help them validate their medical devices or surgery approaches. Testing in cadaver or synthetic dynamic conditions before animal/human studies makes the design process more efficient, lowers overall development costs, and helps with regulatory agencies when submitting for approval.