Biomedical

MSI specializes in outsourced design and analysis of biomedical devices including artificial joints, stents, and artificial hearts.  With our state-of-the-art finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis capabilities, we can simulate the performance of biomedical devices under real-world conditions.  These problems often include challenging aspects that require expert analysis capability, including stress analysis, fatigue analysis, working with non-linear material properties and non-Newtonian fluids, and simulating contact forces between surfaces.  Whether you’re in the design stage or analyzing an existing component, MSI can help.

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Featured Case Study


Simulating the Performance of a Spinal Implant

A manufacturer of an innovative spinal implant approached MSI for help in assessing the implant’s structural integrity. Of concern was not only the ability of the implant to withstand the forces during deployment, but also to withstand the in vivo physiologic loading.

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Featured Case Study


Contact Stress Analysis of an Artificial Knee

The longevity of an artificial knee replacement depends on many factors. Although great strides have been made in improving the wear performance of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), tibial insert wear is still one of the most important failure mechanisms.

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Stress Analysis of a Cardiovascular Stent

A manufacturer of cardiovascular stents developed a new design that required FDA approval before it could be sold in the United States. In order to obtain this approval it had to be shown that the stent could withstand the balloon expansion process without developing any cracks.

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