Researchers in our lab have shown polymer stents fail because microscopic flaws in material structure can lead to stent deformation after implantation. Their study also reveals why the problems were not uncovered during the development process: The evaluation procedures, which were based on those used for metal stents, were not well-suited to evaluating polymer stents. The researchers hope that their work will lead to a new approach […]
Elazer Edelman is receiving the Career Achievement Award from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation for his extraordinary contributions to the field of cardiology. This award honors a pioneering biomedical engineer, scientist, professor, and cardiologist. Read More
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Professor Edelman and others in the lab were interviewed by the BBC for a segment on modeling the human heart.
Dr. Vijay Kolachalama uses computational modeling to gain insight into mechanisms of drug-coated balloons Read the full article here http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/a-new-way-to-open-clogged-arteries-0521.html
Laura Indolfi shows how cells grown on different types of scaffolds vary in their ability to help repair damaged blood vessels Read the full article here.