Sponsor Seminars


Insilico Trials
Zurich MedTech


System-Level Design of Medical Products: A Medical Device Industry Imperative

Great products are composed of great individual components that are increasingly assessed from every possible physical perspective. But optimally designed components do not necessarily result in optimal systems. Eventually, the components are assembled, powered, sensed and controlled as an integrated system, and must therefore be designed as a system to meet peak performance requirements and stringent safety standards.
Computational modeling is a recognized alternative to physical testing, but has historically been used in silos with minimal collaboration between various design disciplines. To address the needs of today’s product development teams, ANSYS has developed a multidomain, digital system prototyping platform that enables multispecialty teams with diverse engineering backgrounds to work in unison to achieve a deep understanding of integrated product behavior.
This seminar will review a multi-domain model of an insulin pump as an example of how the ANSYS digital system prototyping platform enables a deep understanding of integrated product behavior.  The seminar will start with an overview of how ANSYS tools can be used to analyze various pump components, followed by a live demo of a circuit model of the insulin delivery sub-system.  The circuit model incorporates many of the key elements of this sub-system, including a display, controller, power electronics, hydraulics, and a ROM, all working together as a system.

Dassault Systemes SIMULIA for Life Sciences

Nothing is more personal than Healthcare. The progress towards personalized medicine is critical to our future, yet faces tremendous scientific, regulatory, and logistical challenges. The BMES luncheon meeting will showcase SIMULIA technology strategy, solutions, and latest news to illustrate the transformational impact that simulation is having on Life Sciences. This forum will include detailed discussion of modeling and simulation for the medical device development process, including personalization, and the move towards virtual clinical trials. Additional insights on pharmaceutical drug discovery and delivery, patient care (including pre-surgical planning), and personalized device selection will be offered. The SIMULIA platform and technology strategy will be reviewed from the viewpoint of Life Sciences applications, covering multiphysics (structures, fluids, electromagnetics, and thermal effects) and multiscale (designed materials) topics, and show how these technologies are coming together to enable Virtual Human Modeling (such as with the Living Heart Project) and other innovative approaches. We will provide a glimpse into existing customer applications of realistic simulation in Life Sciences and in other domains where modeling and simulation of the human body is important. We strongly encourage all users, influencers, and thought leaders in simulation to attend as this meeting will provide an opportunity to learn, network, discuss, and look ahead to where Life Sciences simulation is headed.

Meeting Highlights:

  • SIMULIA strategy and updates
  • Modeling and simulation on medical device development
  • Virtual Human Modeling
  • Electromagnetic simulations in Life Sciences
  • Opportunity to network, discuss, and look ahead

Total CAE
Private and Public Cloud High Performance Computing for Simulation Case Studies

Learn how companies are adopting  the latest trends High Performance Computing to accelerate simulation including HPC cluster and public HPC cloud technologies. Several customer case studies will be presented to show real-world solutions.

Geometry Matters: Accurately Modeling Biomedical Applications
Biomedical simulation is only as good as the model and the mesh representation it uses. CertaSIM and csimsoft discuss how accurately representing geometry with high order elements is key to getting accurate simulation results with the IMPETUS Afea Solver®.

InSilicoTrials.com: Democratizing simulations in healthcare
InSilicoTrials.com is the first web-based platform for in silico trials, providing healthcare companies and researchers with an easy-to-use tool to perform computational testing on medical devices during the development, validation and regulatory process.
In this seminar, we will present a specific application of our platform, created in collaboration with ANSYS and FDA: an innovative web-based tool to perform electromagnetic safety analysis on implanted stents, creating a report based on FDA Guidance: Reporting of Computational Modeling Studies in Medical Device Submissions (2016).
During the seminar, further applications of the platform in orthopaedics and cardiovascular field will be shown. Moreover, we will present collaboration opportunities for industry and researchers, to streamline the design process and reduce medical devices development costs.

Expedite 3D Anatomical Modeling to Advance your R&D

It can be challenging to design and size your device to maximize patient coverage and ensure proper device function across your patient population.
  • Come to this event to learn how medical device manufactures use our software to:
  • Deepen their understanding for standard design input
  • Create realistic test-methods and benchtest models
  • Improve clinical feedback on device performance
  • Maximize patient coverage
  • Process and test fit large datasets with minimal user interaction

Model-Based Design for Medical Devices: Infusion Pump as a Case Study
Getting today’s complex medical devices ready for the market, and approved by the FDA is becoming increasingly harder with stronger enforcements, higher expectations of quality, and market pressures. Traditional software development, verification, and testing methods have become the bottleneck and are inadequate for today’s complex devices.
By using models as abstractions of both the physical device and its corresponding software systems, engineers can accelerate the product development process significantly by increasing virtual design iterations and reducing the need for physical prototypes. Furthermore, they can also ensure all quality goals are hit more efficiently by automating and reusing test harnesses and protocols, while also automating the creation of documentation for regulatory purposes.
Using an Infusion Pump as a case study, we’ll show through live technical demonstrations how Model-Based Design can be used to:
  • Create executable models in MATLAB and Simulink of the design specs/requirements
  • Perform extensive testing in simulation to evolve and satisfy requirements
  • Perform requirements traceability between models, generated code, and test case
  • Generate C code and verify its performance in PC and embedded hardware
  • Generate Reports from various steps during the workflow to show compliance with IEC 602304 standards

Simpleware: 3D Image-Based Solutions for Medical Devices
Join this seminar to learn about how to generate high-quality models from 3D image data (MRI, CT...) in Simpleware software for medical device research and development. Use the software to accurately reconstruct anatomical scans and integrate them with CAD medical devices. These models are suitable for export directly to physics-based Finite Element solvers, and enable detailed analysis of the interaction between devices and patient-specific geometries. Learn about the benefits of image-based meshing and the key features of the software, as well as typical workflows and case studies that demonstrate the many applications of Simpleware to medical device projects.

Zurich MedTech
Sim4Life - Advanced Tools for Personalized Model Generation & Neuronal Dynamic Modeling

The ZMT Zurich MedTech AG team will focus on ZMT’s latest advancements in personalized model generation and neuronal dynamic modeling. We will showcase a range of innovative products for our Sim4Life in silico life sciences platform, including sophisticated neuronal dynamics solvers and solutions for the seamless registration and morphing of high-end anatomical models. We will also demonstrate some of our important and most recent application-specific tools such as IMAnalytics, a new platform solution for the comprehensive safety evaluation of implantable devices. Come and join us to learn about our vision of how Sim4Life will meet the growing demand for in silico trial solutions in the future!