Since 1998, Empirical has helped clients get their medical devices to market.


Empirical began as Empirical Testing Corp. in Cleveland in 1998 as a single company with one employee testing medical devices.

Dawn Lissy had worked developing new medical devices. She realized there were few options for independent mechanical testing, a crucial step in gaining regulatory approval. She started Empirical Testing Corp. that year. In 1999, Lissy brought on her husband Chris.

In 2004, the Lissys relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado. At the time, 10,000 square feet and four employees handled the workload at Empirical. Today, that space has almost tripled, and more than 20 people now work for the three Empirical companies: Empirical Testing Corp.Empirical Consulting, LLC and Empirical Machine, LLC The family of businesses offers the full range of mechanical testing, consulting, manufacturing and other services that clients need to turn their brilliant ideas into medical breakthroughs.