Highlights: Advisory board expands, European experts added to ViVitro team, Digital Flow meter update, 50% discount on summer training, Pump Head user manual, How to speed service and product returns, Live case study, Winter conference highlights, ISO 5910 training in China
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Gerry's Welcome

The past four months have been busy with the entire team participating in tradeshows. 

I attended Asia PCR in Singapore in January along with our Indian and Chinese sales agents, then Doug and Michael did the MD&M West show in California and most recently, Rob, Karim and Vincent exhibited our products at Medtec in Germany.

It was a great opportunity to meet with many of you and to introduce you to our latest product – the ViViFlow flow meter and the new Endovascular Simulator.

Full details on both are contained in our updated website and new online product catalog.

I trust all the new updates on products, services and upcoming events will be informative.


Gerry Wight
General Manager
1 (250) 388 3531

Pump Head User Manual available

The ViVitro Pump Head works with the ViVitro SuperPump to create a circulatory, pulsatile flow loop.  The newly released User Manual covers:

How to speed your service and product returns

ViVitro offers 1 day response to all service enquiries whether by email or phone for support or RMA return of failed products. Please call us with any question about your system. It would help us greatly and expedite service if you provide us with as much information as possible from the form above. You may also fill out our support request on our website. Or you can email us.

Return Policy
Customers must obtain a return material authorization (RMA) from ViVitro Labs before returning product. Goods authorized to be returned for warranty repair must be carefully packed and sent prepaid to ViVitro Labs Inc. They will be returned to the customer at ViVitro Labs’ expense.

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Accessory 

The Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) accessory enables testing of LVAD devices with physiological pulsatile flows generated by the ViVitro Pulse Duplicator. It is an optional add-on to the ViVitro Pulse Duplicator.

New cited papers in 2016

Eight publications cite ViVitro Labs products

Topics include: 3-D models for aortic flow, flow-induced dames to blood cells, optical high spatiotemporal strain analysis, mitral bileaflet mechanical heart valve malfunction, impact of non-circular configurations on bioprosthetic heart valve leaflet deformations, Time-Resolved Micro PIV in the Pivoting Area of the Triflo Mechanical Heart Valve and a D-Shaped Bileaflet Bioprosthesis Which Replicates Physiological Left Ventricular Flow Patterns.

Advisory board expands, European industry experts added to product and strategic initiatives

L - R: Dr. Ivan Vesely, Karim Mouneimne, Vincent Garitey

We're pleased to announce three additional industry leaders will be supporting ViVitro’s global growth and broadened cardiovascular device testing applications.

Dr. Ivan Vesely, Vascular Product Technical Specialist at BSI, and noted heart valve scientist formerly from The Cleveland Clinic, joins the ViVitro Labs business advisory board.  

Two principals of PROTOMEDLABS SAS, ViVitro Labs sales agent for Europe, Africa, and Israel, will add their extensive industry experience to ViVitro product applications and strategic direction initiatives. Karim Mouneimne, President, and Vincent Garitey PhD, Vice President of Engineering, will work directly with the ViVitro Labs team to create new products and services that meet the expanding need for cardiovascular repair device testing, simulation and training. 


New calcification test service

Figure 1: 3D reconstruction of the calcified heart valve, the calcium deposits are shown as colored regions.
ViVitro Labs now offers a calcification test service for bioprosthetic valves and other cardiovascular devices. Devices are installed into the HiCycle durability tester and a ViVitro-developed calcification solution is flushed into the chambers resulting in flow-induced calcium deposition onto the device.

This is useful for comparing device designs, including anti-calcification treatments, for propensity to calcify. It can also be useful for identifying regions of the device which are more susceptible to calcification.

The degree of calcification can be quantified using µCT or histology upon request. Combine calcification testing with hydrodynamic testing to quantify any performance change in the samples.

Contact Lab Services for details and pricin

 Digital flow meter update

ViVitro Co-Founder, Larry Scotten, reviews new ViViFlow digital flow meter with ViVitro Labs GM, Gerry Wight, during a recent visit to our lab.  

The ViViFlow digital flow meter is on schedule for a wide release later this summer.  Read the product brochure or contact product manager, Joe McMahen for more information.  

 50% off technical support and training this summer 

The ViVitro Technical Support team will be travelling to major cities in the USA and Europe to provide the following services in support of our existing clients.

Ensure your products and team are up to date with the latest training and product calibration. We are waiving travel costs on all support services during July and August. Contact us today to book your service while we are in your region. Email

Team views live case study

Marshall, Joe, Mike, Doug, and Rob in OR scrubs.

Five members of the ViVitro team traveled to Vancouver to view live TAVI implants performed by renowned interventional cardiologist and ViVitro business advisory board member,  Dr. John Webb, at St. Paul's Hospital.  The visit was part of the field research for our EV Simulator training product. Many thanks to Dr. Webb and the hospital for providing us access and insights. 

New products and services delight at Asia PCR, MD&M West, and Medtec Europe



Top to bottom: Shining Sun prepares for the Asia PCR. Visitors swamp MD&M West booth. Vincent Garitey discusses EV Simulator with visitor at Medtec Europe.

Singapore, Anaheim, and Stuttgart events provided visitors a preview of our new ViViFlow digital flow meter and EV Simulator training products.  The reception was warm and lots of great feedback will help us deliver new products that live up to the ViVitro standards.  Look for us at TCT and MD&M Minneapolis this fall. 


Upcoming ISO 5910 / 5840 Testing Standards Seminar – Beijing & Shanghai 

Rob Fraser, Lab Manager, MSc.
The week of Sept 12 – 16, ViVitro Labs and Shenyang Fortis will hold two information seminars on the latest developments in the ISO 5910, ISO 5840 standards related to heart repair devices and heart valve testing standards.

The seminars will be held in Beijing and Shanghai. Rob Fraser will provide the latest updates from this year’s working committee meetings. For more information and to register for these seminars, please contact us.

Thumbs up for the new ViVitro team tee shirts!

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