DTU Mechanical Engineering and Rigshospitalet
A biomimetic artificial anterior eye-chamber for corneal
transplantations (PhD Project)
What do we offer?
Biomimetic and user-involving development of medical
research equipment. Presently an artificial anterior eyechamber
model for studying the cornea (figure 1) in
relation to different transplantation types is being
developed in close collaboration with eye-surgeons. The
model simulates the conditions in the eye (figure 2) making
in-vitro studies of living tissue possible. This will give a
better understanding of early postoperative cell behavior
improving corneal surgery and patient vision.
Visual design models and mockups improve the
communication with practitioners and facilities faster and
reliable requirement specifications. The eye-chamber
model features liquid flow, temperature and pressure
comparable to the physiological environment of the human
eye and is compatible to existing equipment for early
postoperative cell behavior analysis (OCT, histology, etc.).
What differentiates us?
What do we look for at the Medico Bazar?
1. Collaboration partners
2. knowledge sharing partners
Figure 1. Anatomy of the cornea
Figure 2. Anatomic components and basic physiology of the
PhD Researcher Nicklas Werge Svendsen (M.Sc. Design & Innovation)
DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Produktionstorvet, Building 426b, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Our approach to biomimetic creative idea-generation and user-oriented product development ensures a faster
development process from idea to final equipment and a higher quality matching users expectations.
New knowledge and a new artificial anterior eye-chamber model will be developed during this PhD project in
collaboration between DTU and Rigshospitalet.