Bioengineering Special Report: April 2018


Since 1880, ASME’s Mechanical Engineering magazine has been delivering authoritative insights to those who have shaped the world’s technological landscape.

This year, we’ve introduced a series of special reports in which we take a deep dive into the breakthrough impact of today’s evolving technologies and provide context for how they are transforming industries and the economy. Look for the next Special Report: Clean Energy, in June.

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The Expanding Role of Simulation in the Medical Device Industry

White Paper

To help speed development and shorten approval times, bioengineers are building models of medical devices and the human body to enable simulations of how the devices will perform when they are deployed. In this Special Report, learn how mechanical engineers are applying their expertise to producing medical models and simulations, and the challenges that remain to their wider use.


Modeling and Simulation: Identifying the Engineering Needs

This multipart video series, produced by, shows technology leaders at work applying the most advanced modeling and simulation software to help inform the next generation of medical devices. Watch this video now and check back for new installments in weeks to come.




Model of Good Health

Cover story for the April 2018 issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine

Medical device makers are putting advanced modeling, simulation, and analysis software to use in innovative ways, including creating models of the human anatomy that can be used to test new technologies.


Designing Medical Implantable Devices with Multiphysics Simulation

Sponsored Content

Learn how researchers at St. Jude Medical (now Abbott) use multiphysics simulation to engineer Left Ventricular Assist Devices in an ongoing effort to improve the outlook and quality of life of patients with heart failure.