2021 AMI Online Salon

TriSalus SmartValve MOA

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  David Ehlert
  • Other Contributors:  Josh Bird, Dani Bergey
  • Client: TriSalus Life Sciences
  • Copyright: TriSalus Life Sciences, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Maxon C4D, Pixologic ZBrush, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Website image
  • Primary Audience: Clinical professionals and tech-savvy investors

Project Description

This figure describes the mechanism by which TriSalus™ advanced SmartValve technology effectively delivers drug therapy to liver tumors. Tumors are composed of extraordinarily high-pressure tissue, resulting in collapsed interior vessels. Because of this, anticancer drugs delivered via conventional devices remain in the lower-pressure tumor periphery. This figure demonstrates the innovation of SmartValve technology, which is to augment heart pressure, reopen collapsed vessels, and effectively deliver therapy to the middle and core regions of the tumor. The primary purpose was to define the crucial problem of vessel collapse in liver tumors and depict how SmartValve technology overcomes that challenge. Secondarily, we wanted to create a memorable and hopeful visual that would be housed on the TriSalus website.