MicroPort develop lifesaving medical products for patients around the world. One of MicroPort’s specialties is in manufacturing cardiac rhythm management devices (CRM) for treating cardiac rhythm disorders and heart failures. The company use Synopsys Simpleware software to model complex pacemaker geometries to better understand patient therapies for conditions such as bradycardia and tachycardia. MicroPort typically use animal testing for their devices, but this is expensive, time-consuming, and has significant ethical risks when trying to reduce errors. Image-based finite element (FE) simulation offers an alternative testing method that reduces reliance on animal testing, cuts the risk of device failure, and provides insights without the same ethical hazards as animal testing.
I. Rattalino (System Engineer), MicroPort CRM:
“We had the idea to simulate our medical devices in a virtual platform, but were stuck with the importation of a human body in the simulation software. Thanks to Synopsys Simpleware software, we easily solved our problem of importation, and the virtual simulation has become part of our feasibility practice today. I highly recommend Simpleware software!”