Publications – Silicone Mock Arteries

Medical Device Testing

Comparison of Radial Expansion of Stents

by Dynatek Labs | RMBS 2008 | Publications, Compliance, High Speed Photography, Silicone Mock Arteries, Stent Testing

Ramesh R, Conti JC, Strope ER, Thompson M, Price KS, Murray D

RMBS 2008

Keywords: radial expansion, stent durability, deflection, mock vessels, coronary artery

Coronary artery disease results in hardening of the arteries. The main reason is that cholesterol and plaque build up on the inner walls of the arteries. This results in restricting the blood flow to the heart causing injury to the heart muscle. Recently, non-surgical processes are being used to open up …

Linear Elastic Mechanics of Mock Arteries: Empirical Versus …

by Dynatek Labs | RMBS 2007 | Publications, Compliance, High Speed Photography,  Silicone Mock Arteries


Biomedical Science Instrumentation, 43, pp. 54-62, (2007)

Ramesh Rajesh, Conti JC, Strope ER

RMBS 2007

Keywords: linear elastic mechanics, stent durability, deflection, pulsatile, accelerated, mock artery, high speed photography, laser micrometry

Evaluation of a medical device requires human or animal studies to be conducted. In the past decade, the use of mock arteries or mock vessels has found its place in the cardiovascular industry …

Mock Artery Distension: Comparison of Optical, Mechanical and…

by Dynatek Labs | RMBS 2007 | Publications, High Speed Photography, Silicone Mock Arteries

Biomedical Science Instrumentation, 43, pp. 46-53, (2007)

Ramesh Rajesh, Conti JC, Strope ER

RMBS 2007 

Keywords: mock artery, compliance, laser, high speed photography, conversion, linear elastic mechanics, vascular stents, durability

The relationship between the pressure inside a cylindrical mock vessel and the change in radius is called radial compliance.  It has been postulated that it is the internal change in radius with pressure that has a significant effect on blood flow disturbance…

Frequency Dependent Hysteresis of Silicone and Latex Mock Arteries Used in Stent Testing

by Dynatek Labs | RMBS 2005 | Publications, Compliance, High Speed Photo, Silicone Mock Arteries

Ramesh Rajesh, Strope ER, Price KS, Conti JC

RMBS 2005

Keywords: Compliance, Latex, Silicone, Artery, Frequency, Hysteresis, Stent, Testing, Vessels

Mock arteries also called as mock vessels are one of the best alternatives available to researchers in evaluating the mechanical characteristics and durability of intravascular medical products without having to use animal and human clinical studies. The behavior of mock arteries depends on the frequency of loading. This makes …

Mock Vascular Compliance During Intravascular Product Testing

by Dynatek Labs | 2006 | Publications, Compliance, Silicone Mock Arteries


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One of the most interesting topics raised at all standards, regulatory agency, and contractor meetings is related to the role that the mechanical compliance of mock arteries plays on the testing of medical products destined for intra arterial deployment or implantation.

Single Versus Double Ended High Frequency Pressurization of Mock

by Dynatek Labs | RMBS 2006 | Publications, Compliance, High Speed Photography,  Silicone Mock Arteries

Biomedical Science Instrumentation, 42, pp. 446-451, (2006)

Ramesh, R, Conti JC, Strope ER

RMBS 2006

Frequency response characteristics of mock arteries play a very significant role in high frequency durability testing of medical devices such as grafts and stents. In vitro durability testing of stents depends on cyclic load applied by the mock artery on the medical device.

Comparing Several Analytical Methods When Determining Dynamic Compliance of Arteries and Vascular Grafts

by Dynatek Labs | SFB 2005 | Publications, Compliance,  Silicone Mock Arteries

Ramesh, R, Conti JC

SFB 2005

Proper evaluation of mechanical characteristics of intravascular medical products often makes it necessary for researchers to conduct animal studies. Silicone mock arteries used in medical device testing have been proven to be the better alternative to animals. Radial compliance of mock arteries depends on radius and internal pressure and plays a critical role in in vitro experiments. Mock arteries are tested for radial compliance according to standards set by the AAMI/ISO committee…


custom stent testing

Radial Compliance of Natural and Mock Arteries: How This Property Defines the Cyclic Loading of Deployed Vascular Stents

by Dynatek Labs | SFB Workshop 2002 | Publications, Compliance, Silicone Mock Arteries

SFB Workshop 2002



Radial Compliance Of Natural And Mock Arteries: How This Property Defines The Cyclic Loading Of Deployed Vascular Stents

by Dynatek Labs | RMBS 2002 | Publications, Compliance, Silicone Mock Arteries

Biomedical Science Instrumentation, 38, pp. 163-172, (2002)


RMBS 2002

There has been a disturbing number of unexpected mechanical failures in deployed vascular stents and stent grafts. An analysis of the mechanical properties of mock arteries used to carry out standard durability testing on the aforementioned medical products suggests that some of the problems might be related to a frequency dependent change in the properties of these recipient vessels. This could lead to…

The Durability of Silicone versus Latex Mock Arteries

by Dynatek Labs | RMBS 2001 | Publications, Compliance, Silicone Mock Arteries

Biomedical Science Instrumentation, 37, pp. 305-312, (2001)

CONTI, JC, Strope, ER, Goldenberg, LM, Price, KS

RMBS 2001

Keywords: mock, arteries, stents, in-vitro, durability, accelerated, fatigue, compliance, silicone, latex.

During the last century or so the ability of the human race to heal its own medical problems has experienced a growth rate that staggers the imagination. Not only have the technologies and techniques…

The Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Mock Latex Aorto-Iliac Bifurcations

by Dynatek Labs | SFB 1998 | Publications, Silicone Mock Arteries

J.C. Conti, E.R. Strope, D. Rohde, K. Price, and S. Kulan

SFB 1998

Mock arteries made of latex or other materials greatly aids the development of medical products in that certain durability and performance characteristics can be determined in vitro. It is critically important, however, that the dimensions and three-dimensional mechanical properties of these devices be precisely known. Up until now, we have been unable to design aorto-iliac bifurcations to be used …

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