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Biomechanics & Life Sciences

Before you can bring your product to market, you have to know it can perform. With our realistic models and detailed analyses, you’ll gain confidence that your product will deliver on its promise.

Life Sciences At-A-Glance
life_sciences_grid Courtesy Synopsys
Yearly adverse events reported on medical devices 1,400,000
Connected wearable devices as of 2017 526,000,000
Machine-learning clinical decision-making companies 14+
Virtual reality image of the blood flow simulation in a healthy heart (left) and a diseased heart with mitral regurgitation (right). Thornton Tomasetti
Strain field in a generic stent. Thornton Tomasetti
Headphone on head model. Courtesy Synopsys
Mitral valve in the Living Heart Human Model. Thornton Tomasetti
Pressure response in the gray matter for head impact analysis. Courtesy Synopsys
Plastic strain of a 3D-printed spine implant (from 4WEB Medical). Thornton Tomasetti

Here's How

From implantable medical devices and wearable fitness gadgets to drug delivery mechanisms and beyond – if your product interacts with the human body, we can help.

We create virtual models of products for use on, or within, the human body. Do you want to optimize your designs before starting the expensive and time-consuming process of physical prototyping and testing? Our modeling and simulation expertise – in finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fluid structure interaction (FSI) and more - provides realistic information about how products interact with the human body. Device modeling and simulation. Human body modeling. Product development across multiple industries. Advanced manufacturing techniques. We are experts in all these fields and more. Our human-centered engineering services enable reductions in development time – and improve outcomes and satisfaction for patients and consumers.

Digital tools provide the ability to explore the range of human characteristics in a more efficient and more humane way. Whether it’s distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy living tissues or the ways women’s running shoes need to be designed differently from men’s, we’re developing ways to better understand human demographics and applying that data to medical and consumer products.


The best solutions are never created in silos. We look beyond the boundaries of life sciences – drawing on our experience in other industries, harnessing technologies from across our company and employing our deep expertise in physical sciences to offer innovative approaches that deliver results.

Fluid-structure-interaction analysis of a tri-leaflet valve device opening and closing under realistic hemodynamic loading.

Using our imaging, FEA, CFD, FSI and-low order modeling skills, here's how we can help you:

  • Virtual bench tests
  • Human-centric engineering
  • Tissue modeling
  • Human anatomical models
  • Image segmentation
  • In silico clinical trials
  • Clinical decision-making support

Rendered simulation of a generic self-expanding stent deployment into a straight artery.

Our Team

News & Resources

New Report: Aortas, Aneurysms, & AI
August 01, 2023
The age of artificial intelligence is upon us, and industries such as biomed and engineering are exploring its potential for innovation. In its latest in silico trial, our life sciences team applied traditional machine learning and deep learning models to assess how well a common type of stent graft can treat a thoracic aortic aneurysm.

Aortic Stent Graft Demonstrator
August 17, 2022
With the considerable amount of time, resources and risk involved in performing clinical assessments, the biomedical industry is increasingly looking to innovative methods, such as in-silico trials, as a viable alternative to help meet urgent demand.

Modeling The Human Heart
July 01, 2019
In the heart of Silicon Valley, a team from our Applied Science practice is crossing disciplinary boundaries, applying their engineering expertise to aid in the advancement of medical science.