In Vitro Flow (Bench Models)
In vitro tests with a bespoke, computer controlled flow rig are used to perform verification of the outcomes of a medical device in a controlled environment.
VFT has the capability of producing complex geometries and pulsatile flow to represent devices in blood vessels. We measure flow rates with pressure and flow sensors, and complex flow structures are measured with Doppler ultrasound. Blood viscosity and density are reproduced with blood mimic fluid.