Faculty Advisor

Rolle, Marsha Whitney

Faculty Advisor

Troy, Karen

Abstract

Canine tracheal collapse results in the weakening of tracheal cartilage rings. As the cartilage weakens, the trachea collapses, causing difficulty breathing, coughing, and discomfort. Self-expanding nitinol stents restore and sustain the trachea’s internal area. These stents are susceptible to migration, resulting in stent dislocation and irritation of tracheal tissue. The goal of this project was to design a stent coating to reduce stent migration and improve biocompatibility.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Interdisciplinary

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Share

COinS