Medical Device Evaluation and Testing
Infections relating to medical implants such as catheters, stents and joint prosthesis can result in a number of healthcare problems. These include local and systemic infection, the need for implant replacement, patient pain and discomfort and associated healthcare costs. It is important during the innovation and development of a medical device that performance is evaluated as effectively as possible using different tests and models. At 5D we have the solutions to all you medical device testing needs ranging from the physical and chemical testing through to antimicrobial efficacy.
We are routinely evaluating the performance of medical devices for customers. In particular we undertake in vitro antibiofilm and antimicrobial efficacy testing, biocompatibility and cytotoxicity testing, endotoxin detection testing, bioburden assessment and implantable device assessment. Medical devices that we regularly evaluate include antimicrobial washes, bone cements, wound technologies, contact lenses and catheters. Examples of some of the standard test methods we offer include ASTM D7907, BS EN 1616, BS EN ISO 10993 and ISO 22196. In particular we are routinely evaluating the performance of wound care technologies. More information about wound dressing testing and evaluation can be found on our our wound dressings testing services pages. For further information about our scientific testing services please visit our scientific testing services pages on our website.