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
    Mechanical testing of screw fixation in synthetic bone.
    Mechanical testing of screw fixation in synthetic bone

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.

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

Test rigSpine simulator