Over the past decade, the medical device and biomaterials industries have undergone tremendous amounts of innovation and change. Materials and technologies have evolved to the point where surgeons are placing small metal stents weighing only a few grams into the neurovascular system to avoid stroke types of ailments caused by plaque or arterial build-up.
Correspondingly, there have been substantial increases in regulatory involvement to ensure safety and efficacy in all devices. These evolutions have translated into a growing requirement for full evaluation of products from concept to product. Physical testing and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) have become commonplace among the research arms of medical device manufacturers around the world.
Instron® has been here since 1946 to provide testing systems and solutions for research, production, development, and quality packaging throughout the industry. From assistance in the creation of testing standard through committees at ISO and ASTM to collaborative projects at strategic universities, we continue to strive to provide cutting-edge systems and fixtures for future-looking research organizations, as well as standard systems for production processes found in quality assurance and control laboratories.