Artificial Organs; Biocompatible Materials; Medical 3D-Printing
- Cardiovascular Dynamics and Artificial Organs
Research Area: The Working Group deals with investigation, development and simulation of cardiovascular devices and hemodynamics for diagnostic and therapeutic tools.
- Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cardiovascular Research
Head: Johann Wojta
Research Area: The Ludwig-Boltzmann-Cluster for Cardiovascular Research focuses on interdisciplinary research of therapies for cardiovascular diseases.
- Additve Manufacturing for Medical Research - M3dRES
Research Area: The M3dRES project aims at establishing a unique infrastructure devoted to 3d-printing for medical research in a strongly interdisciplinary environment.
Development of small diameter vascular grafts:
Electrospinning of vascular prostheses with the aim to mimic the structure and the anisotropic behavior of the native origin. Improvement of the control of the elctrospinning process in order to produce scaffolds with more predictable patterns.
- Grasl, C. et al. (2021) ‘Electrospinning of small diameter vascular grafts with preferential fiber directions and comparison of their mechanical behavior with native rat aortas’, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 124, p. 112085. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2021.112085.
- Franco-Martínez, F. et al. (2022) ‘Hybrid design and prototyping of metamaterials and metasurfaces’, Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 17(4), pp. 1031–1046. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17452759.2022.2101009.
- Grasl, C. et al., 2013. Electrodynamic control of the nanofiber alignment during electrospinning. Applied Physics Letters, 102(5), p.053111. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4790632.
- Arras, M.M.L. et al., 2012. Electrospinning of aligned fibers with adjustable orientation using auxiliary electrodes. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 13(3), p.035008. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1468-6996/13/3/035008.
- Grasl, C. et al., 2009. Electrospun polyurethane vascular grafts:In vitromechanical behavior and endothelial adhesion molecule expression. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 9999A, p.NA-NA. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.32584.