Paving the way for evaluation of 21st-century medical devices
The MDIC Computational Modeling and Simulation Project was developed to achieve the delivery of medical product solutions in a responsible, patient sparing way. Through the use of computational modeling and simulation as valid scientific evidence, this effort balances the desire for certainty in the device performance while limiting the delay in patient access associated with increased certainty.
The following seven priority areas were identified for the initial focus of the Computational Modeling and Simulation steering committee:
- Combining simulations and experiments to inform clinical trials.
- Simulation of the heart, vasculature, and related medical devices.
- Neurostimulation electrochemical mechanisms of damage identification.
- Magnetic resonance-induced heating.
- Modeling and simulation in orthopedics.
- Libraries for publicly sharing models, inputs, and validation data.
- Simulation of blood damage, hemolysis, and thrombosis.