DC 8

PhD Position (m/f/d) Magnesium/Zinc System for Large Bore Percutaneous Access Closure

Project Description

The objectives of this PhD-project are:

1. Establish Design I/O matrix to drive design process.

2. Development of device for the removal of long-term indwelling intravascular devices from the patient by reducing or avoiding tissue ingrowth while respecting the natural and biological response to foreign material, building a sleeve formation.

3. Production of early design prototypes for preliminary testing.

4. Design optimisation and verification of late-stage prototype devices from either preferred Mg or Zn alloy to be elected for preclinical (animal testing) testing.

Recruiting partner

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

PhD enrollment

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

Secondment host

Abiomed GmbH, Aachen, German

Lead Supervisors

Prof. Seppo Ylä-Herttuala (UEF)
Dr. Christoph Nix (Abiomed)

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