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The ViVitro Endovascular Simulator creates physiological pulsatile flow and pressures for testing many types of cardiovascular devices and can be used for any portion of the cardiovascular system.

Our vascular flow platform brings physiological pulsatility to anatomical models for research and development. The simulator can easily be reconfigured for bench top, cath lab or portable cart installation.

The Endovascular Simulator addresses requirements of ISO 5840, ISO 25539, and ISO 7198 standards as they include simulated use guidelines.

Control a live cardiac flow in a standalone configuration. Using the ViVitro SuperPump, the Endovascular Simulator’s programmable waveform system delivers physiological pulsatile flow. Test a variety of endovascular medical devices and delivery systems by adding anatomical models, including abnormalities or custom patient-specific models.

Simulated-use testing

Use the ViVitro Endovascular Simulator to demonstrate that devices can be delivered and deployed in a safe, consistent and accurate manner within the intended implant site and with intended use conditions.

Endovascular simulation training

The Endovascular Simulator offers a clinically relevant practice model for physicians. Visible anatomy provides feedback while navigating anatomical structures and abnormalities that may be encountered during actual procedures.

Physicians sharpen their skills and increase their confidence in a safe and realistically simulated environment. Learning a delivery system while experiencing physiological pulsatile flow and pressures encountered when maneuvering stents, catheters, wires, balloons, heart valves and other endovascular devices instills invaluable feedback.

The ViVitro Endovascular Simulator is cited in numerous research studies throughout the world.   Visit our Citation Database for the current list of applications and articles.

Contact us to learn how the ViVitro Labs Endovascular Simulator can facilitate your device testing and training challenges.


Product Code: 25686


The Endovascular Simulator provides functional design testing for:

  • Pulsatile flow interactions
  • Deployment accuracy
  • Sizing
  • Conformability
  • Trackability and pushability
  • Torquability






The Endovascular Simulator provides functional design testing for:

  • Pulsatile flow interactions
  • Positioning
  • Deployment accuracy
  • Sizing
  • Conformability
  • Trackability and pushability
  • Torquability

Designed for Easy Adaptability

The simulator’s tray is a modular platform that accommodates anatomical models for a variety of transcatheter or surgical vascular interventions. It is easily reconfigured for different model sizes and connection types.

Aorta Model with Femoral Access


Lower Leg Arterial Model


Neuro Aneurysm Model


A compliance assembly provides adjustable air volume to allow system tuning for a wide range of pressure conditions.

Set-up is straightforward and simple

Inlet and outlet ports can be swapped out for the optional manifold for joining the return flow paths.

Inlet/Outlet Port


Optional manifold for joining return flow paths


Red lines indicate inlets, and outlet/return flow


A digital camera captures high resolution imagery of positioning and deployment. It can also be used to simulate fluoroscopy without the use of an expensive cath lab.


Capture high resolution video


Simulate fluoroscopy

Optional Components

The ViVitro Endovascular Simulator shares many other ViVitro product elements. This provides a low cost upgrade path, re-use of common parts, and ease of use.

Viscoelastic Impedance Adapter (VIA)

Product Code: VIA7991

A Viscoelastic Impedance Adaptor provides input waveform compliance to create physiological pressures and flows.

  • Adjustable dP/dt ratio to produce both physiological and diseased cardiac models
  • Filters high frequency noise when testing prosthetic valves and aortic conduits
  • Easily adjusted
Fixed resistance
200 c.g.s. units
Compliance air volumes
SOURCE 0-120 ml, OUTPUT 0-60 ml, syringe adjustable
Total liquid volume
500 ml with SOURCE / OUTPUT compliance air volumes zero
Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Delrin, Nylon, Polyethylene, Stainless Steel, Viton

Heat Exchanger

Heat Exchanger Product Code: HE9991

The ViVitro Heat Exchanger allows heating of test fluid with minimal interference of the fluid flow.

  • An isolated inflow and outflow metal heat conducting channel transfers heat to the solution
  • Maintains testing solution to desired temperature ± 0.5°C

Heat Bath

Heat Bath Product Code: 10679 N.A., 10680 Int'l

The Heat Bath Temperature Controller delivers rapid fluid heat-up, optimized for the ViVitro Endovascular Simulator and Pulse Duplicator. These heated circulating baths feature a long life, high-wattage heater.

  • Over Temperature and Low Reservoir level automatic system cut-offs eliminate risk of over heating system components
Reservoir volume
6 litres (1.5 gallons)
Temperature range
ambient 15°C to 150°C
Digital ±0.05°C
Work area dimensions
20 x 15 x 13 cm
Overall dimensions
23 x 36 x 37 cm
1000 W
Pumping capacity
12 L/min at 0 psig
Electrical Requirements
115 VAC, 60 Hz, 15 amp or 230 VAC, 50 Hz 10 amps (specify when ordering)

ViViFlow Electromagnetic Flow Meter

Product Code: FS0992
The ViViFlow Electromagnetic flow meter accurately measures flow for testing, research and laboratory applications. Platform independent, the flow meter can be used separately, or with the ViVitro Pulse Duplicator or Endovascular Simulator. It is compatible with the ViVitro I/O module and Data Acquisition System.
viviflow download-brochure

Interchangeable Components

SUPERPUMP The most widely used computer-controlled pump for cardiac flows

The ViVitro SuperPump that powers the Endovascular Simulator is also the foundation for ViVitro’s Pulse Duplicator and Real Time Wear Tester. The SuperPump can be operated independently with any type of cardiac flow loop. The SuperPump provides pulsatile flow from 3 to 200 Beats per Minute and up to 15 Litres per Minute output. A Pump Head facilitates circulatory flow using two valves.  
Product Code: 10647
Tray Size:
612mm x 270mm x 53mm (Inside Dimensions - L x W x D)
# of Access Ports (Sides):
# of Access Ports (Ends):
Access Port Spacing (Sides):
Access Port Spacing (Ends):
Barbed Connector Sizes:
3/16”, ¼”, 5/16”, 3/8”, ½”, 5/8”, 1”
Max. Catheter Access Size:
26 French (standard)
34 French (optional)
# Pressure Channels (w/DAS):
# Flow Channels (w/DAS):
Camera Resolution:
1280 x 1024 (1.31MP)
Camera Frame Rate:
60 fps
The Endovascular Simulator is compatible with the following ViVitro products:
  • SuperPump and Controller
  • Viscoelastic Impedance Adapter
  • Pump Head
  • ViViFlow Meter
  • ViVitest Data Acquisition System
  • Heat Bath and Heat Exchanger
  • Pressure Transducers
  • Digital Thermometer


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