Simulation for Life Sciences


Simulation for Life Sciences - The New Era

Historically, simulation has played a more limited role in Life Sciences compared to its extensive use in traditional engineering sectors such as Automotive or Aerospace. This can be attributed to the unique dynamics of the Life Sciences industry, primarily characterized by its reliance on innovative individuals who conceive novel products subsequently brought to market by larger corporations. Furthermore, the simulation of complex human systems and their interactions has been notably less advanced and considerably more intricate than simulating conventional metal components.

However, the SIMULIA Portfolio is challenging this conventional perspective and actively pioneering the integration of simulation within the life sciences domain. This comprehensive portfolio encompasses a diverse range of materials, procedures, and load scenarios tailored for simulating the human body, medical and surgical equipment, as well as the operational aspects of these tools.

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Human Tissue Modeling

SIMULIA contains specific features to help model tissue including a wide variety of nonlinear, elastic-hyperelastic models.

Solution Capabilities:
  • Rich material library including elastic-hyperelastic models
  • Extensive library of add-in subroutines to customize
  • Access to an extensive element library to model many types of tissues
  • Contact capabilities allow easy simulation of joint assembly and motion

Medical Stent Simulation

SIMULIA allows the simulating of the lifecycle of a stent and stent insertion equipment including manufacturing, insertion, and deployment.

Solution Capabilities:
  • Special surfacing capabilities to represent stent contact with items such as catheters, balloons and arteries
  • Material modeling capabilities for medical-grade materials
  • Multiphysics capability for Fluid-Structural Interaction


Surgical Equipment Simulation

SIMULIA supports efficient surgical equipment design, manufacturing, assembly and usage.

 Solution Capabilities
  • Complete support for product manufacturing and assembly simulation
  • Integrated Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit analysis products
  • Multiphysics capability including piezoelectric structural interaction


Orthopedics Simulation

SIMULIA provides a complete solution for the simulation of joint assembly, mechanics (including durability and wear) and failure modes.

Solution Capabilities:
  • Complete range of solutions including SMP and DMP
  • A library of material models for Orthopedic simulation
  • Simulation of wear in cyclically loaded contact pairs
  • Complete capability to capture common Orthopedic simulation workflows


The SIMULIA Living Heart Human Model is a high-fidelity multiphysics model of a healthy, 4-chamber adult human heart and proximal vasculature.

The response of the Living Heart is governed by realistic electrical, structural, and fluid flow physics. The model comprises a ready-to-execute dynamic, electro-mechanical simulation; refined geometry; a blood flow model, and a complete characterization of cardiac tissues including passive and active behaviors, its fibrous nature, and the electrical pathways.

Backed by the power of the SIMULIA Realistic Simulation software suite, the Living Heart can readily be used to study cardiac defects and diseased states and explore treatment options.


Various medical devices, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), microwave imaging, and diathermy, hinge on electromagnetic (EM) fields for their functionality.

SIMULIA CST integrates EM simulation into industry processes, accelerating the process of evaluating the performance, reliability and safety of materials and products before committing to physical prototypes.

Applications include:

MRI, RF and microwave imaging, Diathermy and hyperthermy, Implant safety, Wearable and implantable electronics



The medical device industry has undergone rapid technological advancements, and the demand for innovative, reliable, and high-quality products has never been higher. To increase design and development efficiencies, ensure quality, and get to market quicker, leading manufacturers of medical devices are opting to use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. 

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a cloud-based solution that integrates design, engineering, simulation, and manufacturing into a single, collaborative environment, enabling organizations to design, develop, and deliver winning medical devices.  

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