Announcing Free Biomedical Engineering Workshop

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Hannover Medical School, one of the world’s leading university medical research centers, and SimScale are joining forces to offer a free online workshop series about the application of engineering simulation in biomedical engineering.

The use of engineering simulation in the biomedical field allows for more tailored and patient-specific treatments for a wide range of diseases and medical conditions. As an example, in the future it will be possible to design customized heart valves with the help of computational simulations and identify complications based on a CT scan. The increasing adoption of simulation in healthcare and medicine will enable physicians to have patient-specific diagnostics and therapy, including biomedical devices, cardiovascular diseases treatment, and evaluating the performance of artificial organs.

During the SimScale Biomedical Engineering Workshop, participants will receive a hands-on introduction to the application of engineering simulation in biomechanics and medical sciences, and will learn from top experts how to leverage the free, cloud-based SimScale simulation platform to virtually test, analyze, and optimize the designs of biomedical devices.

The 3 one-hour webinar sessions come with an optional homework assignment. There is no prior knowledge or software required to join this workshop series. All participants will get free access to SimScale by creating a SimScale account at

The live online sessions will take place on Thursdays – August 25, September 1, and September 8 at 5:00 p.m. CEST.  All the registrants will receive a recorded version of the workshop, even if they cannot participate in the live sessions.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn how to virtually test prosthesis, stents, and other biomechanical devices.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion and a SimScale Professional Training (value of 500€) by submitting all 3 simulation homework assignments.
  • Get dedicated and individual support to learn how to perform fluid dynamics, structural, or thermodynamics simulations.

Sessions of the Biomedical Engineering Workshop

Session 1 – 25th of August 2016


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In the first session, we will talk about to the fundamentals of biomedical engineering. You will learn about the latest technological trends and how engineering simulation is being used today to improve individual diagnostics and therapy. We will show you how to perform your first simulation of a biomedical device.

Session 2 – 1st of September 2016


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Stents are small expandable tubes used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries in the body. During the second session, you will learn about the challenges and requirements of stent design in order to achieve maximum therapeutic success. Afterward, you will evaluate the behavior of a stent by running a simulation yourself.

Session 3 – 8th of September 2016


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The last session, you will learn about the fundamentals of the cardiovascular system and how prospective technologies based on simulation will help to treat widespread diseases. Finally, you will learn how to evaluate the danger of vessel calcification with the aid of a fluid flow simulation.  

Interested? Register for free here.

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