Fabricationof Murine Ventricular Balloons for the Langendorff Heart PreparationAndrew Miller and Gary L Wright*
Department of Pharmacology, Quillen School of Medicine Johnson City, TN, 37604
- Corresponding Author:
- Gary L Wright
Department of Pharmacology- Quillen COM
PO Box 70577, Johnson city, TN 37614-0577
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 23, 2011; Accepted date: March 23, 2011; Published date: March 24, 2011
Citation: Miller A, Wright GL (2011) Fabricationof Murine Ventricular Balloons for the Langendorff Heart Preparation. J Biotechnol Biomaterial 1:101. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000101
Copyright: © 2011 Miller A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A method for fabrication of ventricular pressure balloons is presented. Murine ventricular balloons with adequately small size, durability and elastic characteristics were produced using silicone dispersion. The forms, onto which the silicone are coated, are constructed of water soluble materials allowing the release of cured silicone balloons with soaking in H2O.