Wei Sun Interview: Testing and modeling of TAVR tissues
Dr. Wei Sun
Wei Sun, Ph.D. is an associate professor in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an expert in the field of heart valve mechanics and was previously employed by Edwards Lifesciences, LLC.
He serves as a member of the ISO/TC 150/SC 2 – Cardiovascular implants and extracorporeal systems working committee with Rob Fraser, ViVitro Lab Manager.
Wei spoke to Rob recently about his work in the Tissue Mechanics Lab, the ISO committee, and TAVR durability as part of our Cardiovascular Pioneers series
2016 Catalog now available
The 2016 ViVitro Labs catalog is now available online. Featuring 41 pages and 13 new products and services, the 2016 catalog is an invaluable resource for cardiovascular testing equipment and lab services.
TIP: Using the ViVitro Labs Pulse Duplicator for Right Heart & Full Heart Simulation
By Marshal Kilduff
Two Pulse Duplicators connected to test full heart conditions.
Clients often ask if the Pulse Duplicator can be used for Right Heart and Full Heart applications. Laboratory Technician, Marshall Kilduff, has created a document with suggested changes to the Model Left Heart flow loop configuration to enable right heart testing. The document also describes how to connect two Pulse Duplicators to allow full heart testing.
ViVitro at Asia PCR/Singapore Live
Shining Sun prepares for the Asia PCR event opening.
Come visit us at Asia PCR/Singapore Live in booth 4 from 21-23 January 2016.
Mr. Shining Sun from Fortis-Hitech and Mr. Jacob Varghese from Emergent Medi-Tech will be joining Mr. Gerry Wight, ViVitro Labs General Manager, at the conference.
If you would like to set up a time to meet during or after the show please email Gerry Wight.
Updated EV Simulator Launches at MD&M West
Preparing the EV Simulator for display at MD&M West.
Our updated EV Simulator is easier to use and adjust with its new versatile design. The simulator is more adaptable for insertion of many configurations of custom vasculature.
ViVitro will be at MD&M West in Booth 448 on February 9-11, 2016, in Anaheim, CA. North American Sales Manager, Doug Bigrigg, and Customer Support Trainer, Mike Harding, will be in attendance. To set up a meeting during or after the show please email Doug.
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TIP: How to effectively resolve CAPA in an Accredited Lab
By Vesna Janic, RQA in GLP
One of the key aspects of ISO 17025 Quality Management System (QMS) is the Corrective and Preventive Action process (CAPA). The standard requires that we have a policy (which is part of our Quality Manual) and standard operating procedure (SOP) for handling CAPAs. In addition, a clear designation of the authority for monitoring and implementing CAPAs has to be identified.