When intended for implantation in patients, medical device material 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 OEMs to verify raw materials, handle overflow testing from internal labs, test finished products, and provide support to research and development efforts.
Our facilities conduct testing on metals, polymers, powders, coatings, ceramics, and finished products to support medical OEMs and their suppliers.
Medical devices intended for permanent implantation must meet stringent cleanliness standards to minimize the risk of post-surgery complications. To ensure the viability of such devices, their medical cleanliness must be determined before they can be used in practical applications.
IMR Test Labs is ready to help medical device manufacturers avoid the major risk of potential adverse reactions from contaminants on implants. We employ 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.
Fueled by extensive research and development efforts, the medical device industry is experiencing rapid growth. These initiatives are extending the life of medical devices, subsequently lowering patient risk by reducing replacement procedures. As such, device longevity is crucial to improving quality of life for patients. The coatings used to protect medical devices provide numerous benefits, such as:
The highly-trained staff at IMR Test Labs has the expertise necessary to test any coating, plating, or paint to ensure suitability for medical device applications. Our full range of testing services includes x-ray diffraction, compositional analysis, metallography, and more. Contact us or request a quote to discuss your coatings and how we can determine their suitability for use on medical devices.
The medical devices and surgical tools used daily in the medical industry are subject to strict testing standards dictated by the FDA and other regulatory bodies using ASTM and ISO methodologies. Ensuring that these items are free from harmful residues left behind by manufacturing or cleaning processes is essential to maintaining patient health. As such, medical device manufacturers must carefully test the materials they use and the products they fabricate to make sure they are safe for biological contact with patients.
For more information on the importance of biocompatibility and cytotoxicity testing, click here to download our free eBook, “Mitigating Biocompatibility Risks in Medical Device Manufacturing.”Visit Our Blogs about Medical Cleanliness
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Contact IMR Test Labs for All Your Medical Device Testing Needs
For more than 20 years, our dedicated team of engineers, chemists, lab technicians, and support personnel has been providing metal and non-metallic testing services and expert analysis for customers in the medical device industry.
With three labs in the U.S. and two in Asia, IMR Test Labs is ready to help you solve your most complex materials testing challenges. Visit our website or request a quote to learn more about how we can help certify the safety and cleanliness of your medical devices.
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