Optimisation of a Polymeric Heart Valve

Principal investigator: James BUSFIELD
Injection Moulded Heart Valve.Prosthetic heart valves must be both durable and bio-compatible. The Structured Materials group at Cambridge University has developed an injection moulded polymeric heart valve whose fatigue performance is being evaluated. Prototypes must exceed a billion cycles in accelerated fatigue tests, to ensure a reliable lifetime prediction in service.