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Highway to your Heart

Category: Healthy perspectives

A digital design of a new dissolving stent

Coronary Artery Diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide, however, stents – a kind of artery scaffold – have greatly increased survival rates. Working with S-Bahn Medical, we are developing Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds to reduce the potential for in-stent clots. Providing support while the artery heals, these stents will then naturally break down to be safely absorbed by the body, significantly improving patient quality of life and reducing healthcare costs.

Entrant: David Nash , Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Copyright: David Nash

Collaborators: Prof Mark Steckel and Calum MacLeod, S-Bahn Medical & Kenneth MacLeod, Y5 Undergrad Student


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