Mock Circulation Loops

Research at CTRG is ongoing into the development of a low cost, mock cardiovascular loop for use in training and evaluation applications. The rise in the number of implantable devices to treat a growing array of medical conditions is driving the need for such systems. Already used to evaluate implantable devices, the prohibitive cost of commercially available units puts them beyond the reach of the all but the most high level organisations. CTRG is using materials like hydrogels and other novel formulations to replicate the functionality of commercially available systems, but in a low cost configuration.