Faculty Advisor

Pins, George D.

Abstract

New developments in tissue approximation have created the need for a simple in vitro testing system to examine the watertight integrity and mechanical properties of different tissue approximation materials and techniques. The goal is to design a simple, reproducible testing method to assess the mechanics of different tissue approximation techniques on cylindrical vessels. To accomplish this, a system was designed that performs a burst test on porcine aortas and measures the strength of different approximation materials such as n-butyl-cyanoacrylate and albumin solder. Evaluation showed that the system provided reproducible results and was a good physiologic model that was able to compare these two approximation materials sufficiently.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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