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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 40 million people in the United States alone wear contact lenses. Globally, this number grows, making contact lenses one of the most widely used medical devices in the world.
Elayne Schneebacher OnOct 11, 2016 11:21 AM
Biomedical testing allows for these materials and devices to be tested in vitro so patients are not put at risk, but if you’ve done any biomedical testing in the past, you know that there can be many challenges along the way.
Elayne Schneebacher OnJul 21, 2015 04:30 PM
Instron interacts with many new product development labs that have a need to validate their new product or component design. Often part of this design validation requires mechanical testing. We have noticed a common need in these research and development labs to perform rapid "what if" analysis during design validation.
Elayne Schneebacher OnOct 08, 2014 10:10 AM
Instron understands that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires biomedical testing results generated through software to comply with 21 CFR Part 11. Knowing this, Instron provides ComplianceBuilder as a solution to manage your electric records. Xybion, creator of ComplianceBuilder, discusses its features.
Elayne Schneebacher OnMay 15, 2014 10:10 AM
Question: I am following ASTM D638-10, and my 'strain at break' results are nearly half of what other labs are reporting for the same material. What is wrong?
Elayne Schneebacher OnNov 13, 2013 10:10 AM
Poisson’s Ratio has proven to be a challenging calculation for obtaining both repeatable and accurate results. To improve repeatability, we typically recommend grips that provide consistent clamping pressure, such as pneumatic side acting grips.
Elayne Schneebacher OnOct 08, 2013 10:10 AM
Thermoplastic polymers may exhibit a change in color under tension. This phenomenon is known as stress whitening and may occur in both semi-crystalline and amorphous thermoplastics.
What is really happening here?
Elayne Schneebacher OnJun 07, 2013 10:10 AM