Biomechanics and regenerative medicine for a one-shot treatment

BRAVꓱ aims to provide a lifelong functional support to ischemic heartdisease (IHD) patients. The project will combine computational analysis, 3D printing and regenerative medicine to develop a biological ventricularassist device (BioVAD) to improve the patient’s quality of life.

The project gathers partners from different disciplines with the goal of bringing the medical advances close to the bedside in the shortest time possible. With this in mind, the BioVAD will be tested in pigs, as the heart of this animal model is the most similar to the human one.

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