Made to Measure: 3D Printing Paediatric Stents

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29 June 2021 12:00 - 13:00
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Made to Measure: 3D Printing Paediatric Stents

 

Presented by:

Prof Tríona Lally

Professor in Bioengineering, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

 

Lunchtime Event: Tuesday 29th June, 12:00 – 13:00

 

This Event is Free to attend but booking is essential.

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This will be hosted on the Zoom platform and login details will be provided to all those registered to attend.

 

 

About the Presentation:

Three In every 10,000 babies born worldwide will be born with a congenital cardiac defect called aortic coarctation – this is where their aorta, the largest artery in the body, is restricted or narrowed, and consequently the heart has to do more work to deliver oxygenated blood to the tissues in the body. In many cases the treatment for this congenital deformity is to implant a stent, a metal mesh structure that is expanded inside the aorta to increase its diameter. Due to the small number of children needing this life-prolonging procedure however, many of the stents used have been designed for adults and are not optimised for use in children. The congenital defects that result in aortic coarctation in children are typically patient specific and consequently they all require a bespoke treatment. Advances in medical imaging and 3D printing could enable this. In this talk Prof Tríona Lally will show you work being done in the Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering, in collaboration with clinicians in Crumlin Hospital and materials scientists in the University of Birmingham, funded by the National Childrens’ Research Centre and the AMBER SFI centre to develop 3D printed patient specific stents that match the anatomy of individual children with an aortic coarctation.  Projects like this are at the forefront of next generation medical device development, shaping a future where clinical outcomes are vastly improved for children.

 

About the Speaker(s):

Prof. Caitríona Lally is a Professor in Bioengineering within the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Principal Investigator in the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE) in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). She received her BEng (Mechanical Engineering) and MEng (Biomedical Engineering) degrees from University of Limerick and in 2004 she obtained a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in the area of arterial biomechanics and cardiovascular stenting.  Prof. Lally’s research is focused on arterial tissue mechanics, vascular imaging, vascular mechanobiology and tissue engineering. The aim to gain critical insights into the role of mechanics in cardiovascular diseases.

Speaker(s)

Prof. Caitríona Lally is a Professor in Bioengineering within the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Principal Investigator in the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE) in Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

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