BioMMeda is equipped with:

  • Patient-specific hydraulic bench scale models to assess cardiovascular implants like heart valves, stents, cardiac assist devices, endovascular grafts and to assess cardiovascular measurement equipment like pressure, flow and velocity sensors, ultrasound algorithms.
  • Design or assessment of heart valves , vascular access (catheters, cannulae, grafts, needles, ...) , endovascular implants.
  • Ex vivo and in vitro testing facilities of transport performance of artificial organs ( heart valves, artificial kidney, artificial lung, artificial liver, vascular access, endovascular devices, ...).

Within IBiTech we have access to other major facilities:

  • a large animal research facility
  • a small animal physiology core laboratory
  • clinical research programs
  • Small animal imaging facility (link)

Official IBiTech-bioMMeda spin-off

  • FEops, a start-up from IBiTech-bioMMeda, obtained the UGent spin-off label. FEops provides engineering consultancy services in the field of Geometrical Modelling and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of minimally invasive medical devices. More information can be found at (

Our references

Successful collaboration has been realized with:

  • ATS Medical
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cardiatis
  • Esaote Pie Medical
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • GE Ultrasound
  • Intra-Vasc
  • Japan Medical Supply
  • Guidant
  • Intelligent Laser Applications
  • Organ Recovery Systems
  • Sorin Biomedica Cardio
  • Verhaert
  • Cortronik
  • Euramedics