Vascular Bioreactor: Scientific Paper Now Available!!

Make the artery feel at home”, this is the main topic of the brand-new paper “An innovative ex vivo vascular bioreactor as comprehensive tool to study the behavior of native blood vessels under physiologically relevant conditions” by Noemi Vanerio, Marco Stijnen, Bas de Mol and Linda Kock and published in the ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy.

Vascular Bioreactor: Scientific Paper Now Available!!
“Make the artery feel at home”

Make the artery feel at home” was the concept on which the development of LifeTec Group’s vascular bioreactor platform was started several years ago.

In fact, as is the case for most of LifeTec Group’s ex vivo platforms, the goal was to recreate a realistic physiological environment for tissues or organs – in this case for a native blood vessel.

The aim of having a porcine carotid artery that stays alive and functional for more than a week in the lab - like it was in the real body of the pig - was successfully achieved, as the paper describes.

This opens a wide range of opportunities for future studies in which LifeTec Group’s vascular bioreactor platform can be applied to study behavior and responses of blood vessels to novel vascular medical devices, interventional procedures and drugs.

  • Vascular Bioreactor Platform (VABIO)
    Vascular Bioreactor Platform (VABIO)
    Vascular Bioreactor Platform (VABIO)
  • Carotid arteries mounted in VABIO
    Carotid arteries mounted in VABIO
    Carotid arteries mounted in VABIO
  • Carotid arteries - ultrasound imaging
    Carotid arteries - ultrasound imaging
    Carotid arteries - ultrasound imaging

Contact:

Please do not hesitate to contact Noemi (Vanerio) if you require any further information:

Phone: +31 40 298 93 93 | Email: info@lifetecgroup.com

Head of MedTech Innovation

Marco Stijnen

Head of Research & Training

Linda Kock

R&D Engineer

Noemi Vanerio

Medical Director

Bas de Mol

Relevant links and background information:

 

  • ASME Digital Collection (website

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