Pig Bladder Support


Project status: Archived


The purpose of this project was to make a structure to support a pig bladder in its natural shape while sitting in an aqueous experimental setup. The structure was designed with these factors in mind. 

  • The structure should hold the pig bladder roughly in its natural shape 

  • The structure should allow most of the surface of the pig bladder to be in direct contact with an aqueous chemotherapy solution. 

  • The structure needs to withstand prolonged exposure to caustic chemotherapy gemcitabine at 43 C. 

  • The structure should allow instruments to pass into the pig bladder 

  • The pig bladder should be easily removable from the support structure 

With these criteria, Evan designed the solution shown below: 

image of pig bladder prototype

Evan made a mesh structure that had sufficient strength and minimal bar thickness. The final product will be printed with SLA High Temp resin. The SLA High Temp resin is chemically inert, and will last a long time without deforming even when exposed to caustic gemcitabine at 43 C for prolonged periods. 



Evan Lacombe


Co-Lab Pro Project