Bio-Medical research

Development of medical devices involving:

  • Computer aided design
  • Computational modelling (finite element analysis, multi-physics)
  • Mechanical testing
Development of a surgical instrument for spinal surgeryDevelopment of a surgical instrument for spinal surgery

alumna-disc1
alumna-disc2

Manufacturing of alumna total disc replacement in collaboration with University College Dublin (UCD)

Mechanical testing

Mechanical testing of screw fixation in synthetic bone


BDyn

Mechanical testing of the BDyn posterior dynamic stabilisation device

Natural and synthetic biomaterials: relationship between composition, structure, function, failure and replacement for:

  • Understanding mechanical basis of injury
  • Improved materials selection for implants
  • Improved fixation of implants

Mechanical testing of heart tissues
Mechanical testing of heart tissues
Computational modelling of the mitral valve
Computational modelling of the mitral valve

computational-modellingComputational modelling of the lumbar spine

Applications of emerging technologies in bio-medical engineering:

  • Micro-engineering and nanotechnology
  • Tissue engineering 

Facilities

Research facilities include:

  • Bio-medical Engineering laboratory with a class II containment area
  • Three Bose materials testing machines
  • Three single-station Bose SDWS-1 Spine Simulators
  • Pulse Duplicator

Test rigSpine simulator