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Empirical Testing Corp., Empirical Machine, & Empirical Consulting
is a Family of companies providing a full range of to-market consulting, testing, manufacturing and validation services for medical device companies around the world.

We add value, collaboration, and provide exceptional service as a turn-key solutions provider to our clients as they navigate the regulatory approval process.

Whether you’re U.S. based or working to enter the U.S. market, we have the widest range of accreditations of any independent lab in the U.S. and we set the standard for navigating through the ever changing and evolving path of achieving regulatory approval, the first time.

The Experts in U.S. & International Comprehensive Mechanical Testing

When your product or device is ready for testing, it is essential that you have the confidence in a testing partner who will help you realize timely and effectual market success. At Empirical Testing Corp., we have proven successes throughout the world in our standard and custom protocols for feasibility, product development, release testing, safety batch analysis, and batch/lot quality testing.

Building on our reputation as a global leader in the medical device testing industry, Empirical Testing Corp. brings the same commitment to excellence to other industry segments as well. It’s why the largest and most respected orthopedic companies partner with Empirical to ensure product integrity and repeatable test results.

Our comprehensive suite of in-house mechanical testing solutions will determine if a material or part is suitable for its intended application by measuring properties such as elasticity, tensile strength, elongation, fracture toughness, impact resistance, stress rupture and the fatigue limit.

In our mechanical testing lab, you will find world renowned experts with over 60 years of combined technical experience on our team.

We specialize in developing custom protocols and test methods for any type of mechanism our customers create, including validation methods after development. If the device requires mechanical evaluation, whether an ASTM/ISO standard exists, or a custom protocol and test method need developed, we ARE the global experts in mechanical testing.

Whether you have a device for a novel application or one that seeks to improve existing technology, Empirical has nearly 20 years of proven success in designing and executing testing for our clients to help them achieve their goals, on time and on budget. From product verification or validation

testing to evaluating the effects of environmental or manufacturing processes, along with the standard material testing methodologies to evaluate effects of manufacturing processes, our world-renowned team

of engineers are committed to providing you exceptional service along with accurate and repeatable results.

Here is a sampling of our testing capabilities:

• Protocol development & Review

• Custom test method development & validation

• Cantilever bending

• Bi-axial torsion & compression

• Multi-axis loading

• Product or component validation/verification

• Product lot verification

• Component strain gaging

• Durability

• Life-cycle

• Creep

• Process effect on durability

• Process effect on material properties

• Accelerated aging (Shelf-life)

• Environmental aging/degradation

• Corrosion effect on durability

• Environmental testing (temp, humidity, salt concentration)

Sampling of Empirical Testing Sector Expertise:






Commercial Oil

Consumer Goods




High quality systems + High quality products + Speed to Market + Exceptional Value = Your Formula for Success

When you partner with Empirical Machine, you give your medical device project a significant competitive advantage: a team of machining experts who exceed customer’s expectations through experience, expertise, and exceptional quality. We provide decades of experience, dedication to quality, and quick turnaround for the competitive edge your innovation deserves.

In your industry, there is no margin for error. Our passion for excellence, and our expectations for precision are evident in all that we do.

Our goal is simple: To help your innovation reach customers and revenues sooner. How do we do it?

• Leverage decades of experience and an industry-leading track record of success

• Our people: Some of the industry’s top engineers and manufacturers

• A focused culture of precision, innovation, and excellence

Fast Packed Product Development

Fast Packed Product Development – Quicker ROI The Empirical Difference: 24-hour operations, a team of biomedical engineers, and market and regulatory-ready test reports. Our clients move through the regulatory process efficiently and effectively, due to the guidance, support, and exceptional customer care that ensures their timely success and satisfaction. • ASTM/ISO Standards • Custom protocols…
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