Conception d'un montage de caractérisation des propriétés mécaniques de vaisseaux reconstruits par génie tissulaire

Authors: Lévesque, Philippe
Advisor: Auger, François A.
Abstract: Tissue engineering presents a promising approach for producing tissues to replace, repair or reproduce tissues and organs to be used for reconstructive surgery or as a research model. Tissue engineered vascular constructs can be partially characterized by measuring certain mechanical properties such as burst pressure and compliance and submitting them to creep and fatigue tests. Measuring these mechanical properties allows researchers to assess a method’s capability of producing vascular constructs possessing mechanical properties similar to those of native vessels. A system to measure these important mechanical properties in a reliable, precise and repeatable manner was designed and built. The computer controlled system exposed the vascular constructs to various hydrostatic pressures and simultaneously recorded the construct’s internal pressure and external diameter. These values are then used to calculate the mechanical properties of interest.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2010
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/21310
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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