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Design of a Cyclic Pressure Bioreactor for the Ex Vivo Study of Aortic Heart Valves
 

Design of a Cyclic Pressure Bioreactor for the Ex Vivo Study of Aortic Heart Valves

Article DOI: 10.3791/3316
August 23rd, 2011

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Summary August 23rd, 2011

A cyclic pressure bioreactor capable of subjecting heart valve tissue to physiological and pathological pressure conditions has been designed. A LabVIEW program allows users to control pressure magnitude, amplitude and frequency. This device can be used to study the mechanobiology of heart valve tissue or isolated cells.

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