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Medical Device Testing: Internal Fixation vs. External Fixation

External fixation is a surgical treatment used to set bone fractures in which a cast would not allow proper alignment of the fracture. An example of a standard test for external fixation is ASTM F1541. Internal fixation involves the surgical ...

By |March 23rd, 2012|Testing Issues|Comments Off on Medical Device Testing: Internal Fixation vs. External Fixation

MIT Researchers Working to Develop Biomimetic Medical Adhesive

Many of us know that geckos can help save us money on car insurance.  As if that wasn't enough, MIT researchers led by Professor Jeffrey Karp are now attempting to add breakthrough medical adhesives to this unassuming lizard's list of achievements...

By |February 17th, 2012|Testing Issues|Comments Off on MIT Researchers Working to Develop Biomimetic Medical Adhesive

BioTense Bioreactor used in Northeastern University Cornea Research

Northeastern University engineering professor Jeffrey Ruberti and his research colleagues are breaking new ground in the technique known as "hybrid tissue engineering" by attempting to control the behavior of human cells such that they can be induced t...

By |February 15th, 2012|Testing Issues|Comments Off on BioTense Bioreactor used in Northeastern University Cornea Research

ADMET introduces BioTense Perfusion Bioreactor for Mechanobiology

ADMET is pleased to announce the release of our new BioTense Perfusion Bioreactor Testing System.  BioTense is a next generation instrument to help tissue engineers and cell biologists perform high resolution mechanobiology investigations. Un...

By |September 30th, 2011|News, Products|Comments Off on ADMET introduces BioTense Perfusion Bioreactor for Mechanobiology

How to Guide- ASTM F543- Test Method for Metallic Bone Screws

This is a summary and how to guide for ASTM F543 Standard Specification and Test Methods for Metallic Bone Screws. ASTM F543 is a testing standard used by the medical device industry to perform quality control assessments on the manufacturing and handl...

By |August 22nd, 2011|Test How To's|Comments Off on How to Guide- ASTM F543- Test Method for Metallic Bone Screws

ASTM F543 Annex 3 Axial Pullout Strength Metallic Bone Screws

Bone screws are designed to be inserted into bone or bone-like material to stabilize the area. The screws are subjected to different loads as the body moves and as the bones heal. This standard specification is used to determine how much force is requi...

By |July 29th, 2011|Test How To's, Video|Comments Off on ASTM F543 Annex 3 Axial Pullout Strength Metallic Bone Screws

Low Force Fatigue Testing on Titanium and other small Orthopedic implant parts

Small titanium, plastic, ceramic, and composite parts are crucial to the assembly of medical devices, medical parts for orthopedics, and dental devices. Many ASTM and ISO standards outline the test procedures and sample preparation. There are many refe...

By |July 19th, 2011|Video|Comments Off on Low Force Fatigue Testing on Titanium and other small Orthopedic implant parts
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