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Medical device developer chooses simulation partner

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Protomed, the French medical device manufacturer, is using HyperWorks, Altair's CAE software suite to help development of new implantable medical devices. Protomed engineers use CAE to predict physical responses of biological systems to known load conditions and will use HyperWorks to model medical devices for various applications, ranging from coronary stents to orthopedics implant.

'We were looking for a high-performance finite element analysis tool to assess mechanical resistance limits in relation to our European device development and test services activities,' said Frédéric Mouret, CEO and founder of Protomed. 'HyperWorks is an essential component of our fatigue simulation efforts, computational fluid mechanics and trauma simulation capabilities. It will reinforce our technical resources and our ability to anticipate the behavior of new implants in their simulated biological environment.'

Global healthcare is a dynamic and fast-growing industry. Designers and manufacturers of medical devices are constantly challenged to improve product performance, deliver quality and reliability and meet regulatory standards. CAE tools are increasingly used in the biomed industry to meet design and quality challenges and are gaining acceptance in validation processes.