News & Press Releases

  • In Vitro Paravalvular Leakage Assessment of Cardiac Valve Prostheses: Testing Tip

    Cardiac valve prostheses are subject to both transvalvular and paravalvular leakage, particularly devices implanted by transcatheter techniques (transcatheter heart valves). Components of valve leakage can be defined as follows: Transvalvular Leakage – The leakage through the closed valve during the closed phase of a valve cycle Paravalvular Leakage – The leakage around the closed valve […]

  • VIVITRO LABS ACQUIRES PROTOMEDLABS

    Merger strengthens European service and expands cardiovascular customization capabilities (Victoria, Canada and Marseille, France) September 17, 2019 – ViVitro Labs, the industry-leading provider of cardiovascular device test equipment and related consulting services, announces the acquisition of ProtomedLabs SASU, an ISO 17025 accredited medical device testing laboratory based in Marseille France. The companies will merge operations […]

  • ViVitro Labs at TCT 2019

      ViVitro Labs will highlight the ViVitro Endovascular Simulator, SuperPump, and Pulse Duplicator with Model Left Heart for cardiovascular device testing and research in booth 950 at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2019. TCT 2019 takes place on September 25-29, 2019, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. ViVitro Labs Major Accounts Manager Douglas Bigrigg, Lab Manager Rob Fraser, R&D Engineering Manager […]

  • Summer 2019 Vnews is now available online

    Summer 2019 Vnews is now available online.  Highlights: Interview with Niema Pahlevan Interview withDave Kuraguntla and Amit Rushi ISO 17025 vs. GLP for in vitro testing In vitro testing applications and tips New research citing ViVtro equipment FAQs on power requirements, biocides to reduce bioburden Maintaining a sanitary lab Career opportunities   About ViVitro Labs […]

  • ViVitro Labs features SuperPump at UC Davis Medical Center, Berkeley, and San Francisco

    ViVitro Labs will highlight the ViVitro SuperPump pulsatile pump and accessories for cardiovascular device testing and research at University of California BioResearch Product Faires in Davis Medical Center (July 9, 2019), Berkeley (July 10, 2019), and San Francisco (July 11, 2019). ViVitro Labs Major Accounts Manager Douglas Bigrigg will be on hand to demonstrate products […]

  • Celebrating 45 Years of Cardiovascular Pioneers

    This week’s news of surgeons in Italy discovering an artificial mitral valve that is almost 50 years old and still working illustrates the impact and connection today’s pioneers share with their predecessors. I can only imagine how they felt while performing heart surgery on the 60-year-old woman. The hospital said “A very important piece of […]

  • Are you missing out on these cardiovascular device in vitro testing applications and tips?

    There are numerous reasons for in vitro testing for regulatory submission, but non-regulatory benefits are also important. Often overlooked are Accelerated Durability Testing and Controlled Environment. Durability Testing Cardiovascular devices are typically placed around a beating heart or in a pulsatile flow environment. As a result cyclic loading is always applied to these devices creating […]

  • ViVitro Labs at ACC.19: Endovascular Simulator, SuperPump, and Pulse Duplicator highlighted

    ViVitro Labs will highlight the ViVitro Endovascular Simulator, SuperPump, and Pulse Duplicator with Model Left Heart for cardiovascular device testing and research in booth 752 at ACC.19 68TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SESSION & EXPO, presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session,from Mar 16, 2019 — Mar 18, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. ViVitro Labs Major Accounts Manager Douglas Bigrigg will be […]

  • Tips, procedures and a checklist to maintain a sanitary laboratory

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, January 22, 2019 – In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions and clean starts, the ViVitro laboratory team shares tips, tools, and the weekly checklist that we use to maintain our sanitary cardiovascular device testing lab. We’d love to receive and share additional tips from readers. Interested in using our lab or lab expertise?  Check […]

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