Agreement to Develop Synthetic Heart Valve

We are delighted to be working with AorTech on a project which involves detailed computational modelling and analysis of AorTech’s synthetic heart valve with the aim of further design optimisation, manufacturing and testing.

It is hoped the work will lead to the first ‘in man’ testing of the technology.

Craig Dunlop, General Manager and director of VFT, said: “The team at VFT has been very impressed with the quantity and quality of data that AorTech has been able to demonstrate to us.

“We are very excited to be a key partner in the development of the next generation of prosthetic heart valves which should represent not only a step change in performance, but dramatically reduce the cost to manufacture these life enhancing devices.”

Bill Brown, chairman of Surrey-based AorTech, said his company now had access to Europe’s leading experts in the combined field of “medical imaging, guided finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics”.

He added: “Combining the design history with this ground breaking imaging analysis should much improve the quality of the product design, reliability and performance.”

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