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GelMatrix

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GelMatrix
Unique GelMatrix material and GelSupport™ depositing patterns allow you to print small and large, complex vascular structures and easily remove internal support material.

The advanced material has a pudding-like consistency that allows for simple cleaning of blood vessel models. Water jets easily remove GelMatrix from blood vessels with inner diameters and wall thicknesses as small as 1.0 mm.
Key Features
  • check.svg Accurately simulates the biomechanical behavior of vessel tissue
  • check.svg Enables clinically relevant benchtop testing
  • check.svg Produces highly repeatable, consistent results

With this material you can now create biomechanically accurate and highly functional vascular models. Experience the arterial elasticity caused by changes in blood pressure and disease and feel realistic vessel responses while inserting and deploying devices.

Applications

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Pre-Surgical Planning

Better understand patient specific anatomy that may be difficult to visualize with patient imaging (2D scans) and 3D reconstructions of patient scans on a computer. 3D medical models may improve the diagnosis of illnesses, clarify treatment decisions and help better prepare for the procedure by practicing the surgical intervention on the model prior to entering the operating room.

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Education & Training

Provide practical surgical training in a risk-free setting by practicing on the most accurate representation of the targeted pathology. Teach medical professionals how to do complex procedures. Show them how a new surgical tool or device works in the specific anatomy it was designed to treat, all while experiencing similar haptic feedback as you would be practicing on the real thing.

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Medical Device Development

Drive innovation forward by testing and perfecting new devices and technologies on realistic human anatomy in a range of pathologies. Create consistency in testing to enhance product quality, reduce costs, and accelerate time to market. 3D printed models provide high repeatability between samples, minimizing confounding variables and allowing for clinically-relevant benchtop testing.

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GelMatrix™

Unique GelMatrix material and GelSupport™ depositing patterns allow you to print small and large, complex vascular structures and easily remove internal support material.

The advanced material has a pudding-like consistency that allows for simple cleaning of blood vessel models. Water jets easily remove GelMatrix from blood vessels with inner diameters and wall thicknesses as small as 1.0 mm.