Medical Device Testing Services

When materials are to be implanted in patients, quality is of the utmost importance.  Failure to meet the rigorous standards of medical device OEMs can have devastating results for patients and their families.  Ensuring your materials are made to your specifications and investigating failures promptly and accurately are both critical to meeting the medical industry's strict quality standards.

IMR Test Labs is an accredited materials testing lab providing analytical services to the medical device and dental industries.  We have extensive experience working with medical OEM's verifying raw materials, handling overflow testing from internal labs, testing finished products and providing support to research and development efforts.  

Our facilities provide testing on metals, polymers, powders, coatings, ceramics and finished products to support medical OEM's and their suppliers.  From routine production support to failure analysis and litigation, IMR's team of experts is well-positioned to get you the answers you need.  

IMR Test Labs employs a wide array of medical device testing methods, from mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing of raw materials, to medical device coating evaluation through cytotoxicity and medical device cleanliness analyses.  For a complete testing partner, with superior customer service, contact us and let's start a conversation about your project or product testing needs.

We offer testing on a wide range of materials, including:

  • Metals
  • Polymers, Elastomers
  • Coatings (Hydroxyapatite, Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate, Thermal Spray, Diffusion)
  • Plating/Anodizing
  • Porous Materials
  • Process Solutions
  • Contaminants
  • Ceramics
  • ...and more.  Contact us for more information.

 

IMR's facilities have earned approvals from many major medical device OEMs with high-quality analytical services, reports that are second to none, and experts who are accessible to you before, during and after testing.

Learn more about our capabilities below or request a quote today.

Medical Device Testing Services

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Alloy Chemistry/PMI
Chemical Resistance
Chromium Analysis
Contaminant Analysis
DSC Analysis
FTIR Analysis
GC/MS (Pyrolysis, Thermal Desorption)
Hazardous Substance Testing
Heavy Metal Impurities
ICP Analysis
Ionic Contamination
OES Analysis
Particle Size of Powders
Polymer Analysis
RoHS Testing
Sieve Analysis
Surface Cleanliness
TGA Analysis
Thermal Analysis
TMA Analysis
Total Extractables
Total Organic Carbon
Trace Additive Analysis
Trace Element Analysis
Wear Debris
XRF Analysis

XRD Analysis

Ca:P Ratio of Hydroxyapatite
Percent Crystallinity
Phase Identification
Powder Morphology

FATIGUE TESTING

3 Point Bend Fatigue 
Axial Fatigue 
Axial/Torsional Fatigue 
Coating Shear Fatigue 
High Cycle Fatigue 
Low Cycle Fatigue 
Rotating Beam Fatigue

MECHANICAL TESTING

Bond Strength Testing
Coating Adhesion
Coefficient of Expansion
Coefficient of Friction
Compressive Properties
Flexural Properties
Hardness (Brinell, Rockwell, Barcol, Durometer, Shore)
Impact Testing
Tensile Testing

Corrosion Testing

Passivation Testing for Stainless Steel (ASTM A967, QQ-P-416)

METALLURGICAL ANALYSIS

Alpha Case
Beta Transus Determination
Carbide Rating
Case Depth
EDS/EDX Analysis
Failure Analysis
Grain Size
Inclusion Rating
Intergranular Attack (IGA)
Intergranular Oxidation (IGO)
Machining Evaluations
Metallography
Microhardness (Knoop, Vickers, Macro-Vickers)
Microstructure
Plating Thickness
Root Cause Analysis
SEM Analysis
Solderability
Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility (SCC)
Thermal Spray Coating Analysis
Weld Evaluation