BIOMEDICAL CENTERS & LABS
Medical Devices Labs
Laboratory for Translational, Experimental and Computational Cardiovascular Research (CV T.E.C.)
- Dr. John LaDisa, director
The mission of the CV T.E.C. labis toinvestigate cardiovascular disease from theperspective of hemodynamics, vascular biomechanics and cellular mechanisms.Members areparticularly interested in applying biomedical engineering techniques for the comprehension, management and prevention of congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease including coronary and peripheral artery disease, cardiac dysfunction, diabetes and stroke. A key goal of this research is to create programs that improve the quality of life for patients with cardiovascular disease by developing new medical devices. The lab specializes in evaluating current generation stents, as well as creating next generation stent designs for specific portions of the vasculature. The CV T.E.C. lab works closely with clinical collaborators throughout the worldin addition tothe Medical College andChildren’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Implantable Electronic Device Laboratory
- Dr. Dean Jeutter, director
This laboratory is a first-rate facility for the design and prototype development of biomedical devices such as multiple channel telemeters and wireless transcutaneous radio frequency powering systems for applications such as auditory prosthesis, artificial heart, nerve regeneration stimulator (regenerative electrical stimulation), and a variety of monitoring and powering needs in research. The facilities include modern, fully equipped radio frequency capability with a digital spectrum analyzer, s-parameter-based network analyzer, CAD circuit analysis and design, printed circuit CAD, high-frequency oscilloscopes, power meter, synthesized radio frequency generator, and a precision oven. A darkroom facilitates the complete fabrication of printed circuit boards from photographic negative through chemical etching of the boards. Complete system development from concept through realization of working prototypes is, therefore, available.