Ex-vivo R&D

Infrastructure for high-end research and development

Act-Inno provides fully equipped workshops that complete the experimental surgical station and provide maximum benefit to customers using our services. You have just decided that you need to collect additional parameters during your experiment, but you lack the necessary equipment? A device prototype shows unexpected behavior during implantation? We are equipped with a mechanical workshop and an electronic laboratory, run by engineers who will be happy to assist you in the event of unexpected problems.

Electronic laboratory: Our electronic laboratory is equipped for the development of microelectronic prototypes. A production line for printed circuit boards is available and includes rework stations, a soldering oven and assembly microscopes. High-end measurement equipment is also available (e.g. source meters, oscilloscopes, impedance analyzers, signal generators, logic analyzers).

Prototyping Lab: Our prototyping lab is equipped for a wide range of prototype developments. It includes infrastructure for conventional mechanical manufacturing but also various 3D printing processes that enable the realization of customized prototypes. Assembly microscopes and other dedicated test equipment can be used for assembly, functional validation and documentation purposes.

We are experienced in the development and preclinical testing of cardiovascular medical devices. Different measurement setups and devices allow extensive prototype testing. Some examples are provided below, for further information please contact us:

  • Transparent patient-specific vascular models with physiological vascular properties help to study and improve catheter maneuverability.
  • Mock circulation setups equipped with high speed cameras allow studying of the opening and closing behaviour of artificial heart valves.
  • Tensile strength testing (Autograph AGS-X, Shimadzu) can be used for catheter or pacemaker electrode evaluation.

A specially developed robot allows heart movements to be replicated in six degrees of freedom.