Advanced Biomedical Simulation Seminar
VHM-Body-w-Models_for Houston Event

Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Duration: 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Place: Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute , John P. McGovern Campus, 2450 Holcombe Blvd., Suite X, Houston, TX 77021

Houston is a great city with resilient neighbours helping each other.
VIAS is committed to supporting the Houston area schools as they are rebuilding and repairing after Hurricane Harvey.

We are donating $100 per attendee to Houston ISD
in our upcoming biomedical seminar in support of Houston schools.

Advanced Biomedical Simulation Seminar @Houston TMCx – September 26th, 2017

Have you ever wondered how simulation is currently used in life science industry to advance medical device design and development?

VIAS cordially invites you to participate in our half day Advanced Biomedical Simulation Seminar at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Our seminar will feature presentations from leaders in the biomedical engineering field.

Our partner Abaqus SIMULIA provides a simulation platform for medical devices, stents, heart assist devices, tissue modeling, drug delivery equipment and orthopedics.



Steven Levine (SIMULIA)

Manuel Rausch (University of Texas)

Thomas Spirka (Synopsys)

Arindam Chakraborty (VIAS Corp).


Time Topic
1:30 – 2:00 Registration
2:00 – 2:30 Overview of Life Sciences in SIMULIA – Realistic human simulation
2:30 – 3:00 Using iSight and Abaqus in Medical Device Product Development
3:15 – 3:45 The Living Heart Project and how to leverage the Living Heart Model
3:45 – 4:15 Modeling Undersized Annuloplasty – An application of the Living Heart
4:15 – 4:45 Personalized Devices and Additive Manufacturing
4:45 – 5:30 Q&A Session and Discussion

Click here for detailed agenda and bios of presenters


Driving Directions

Direction: Click Here

Map of TMCx buildig


Parking Instructions

The TMC Innovation Institute is located at 2450 Holcombe Blvd., Suite X. Please enter through Entrance Gates 81 off of Holcombe Blvd. and take a yellow chip. Park in the lot on the righthand side once through the gate. Parking chips will be validated upon arrival. The Innovation Institute entrance is just past the large “TMC Innovation” sign.