Medical Testing

As an A2LA ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited mechanical testing laboratory specializing in medical device testing, Empirical Testing is equipped to respond to a fast-paced product development environment.


While Empirical Testing Corp.’s extensive scope of accreditation covers a wide variety of medical devices — from spinal to extremities — Empirical also is dedicated to development and testing of custom protocols for devices that push the envelope of existing technologies.

Empirical Testing Corp. has 24-hour operations and a team of biomedical engineers to help you execute your test plan. We offer a complete service package, including an unsurpassed technical report. Empirical’s objective is to furnish you with accurate and reliable test reports that can be submitted to meet global regulatory requirements, including FDA and CE marketing approval. Our proven expertise in many biomechanical engineering disciplines and our philosophy of continuous improvement in all that we do enables us to be the best.

Watch the Medical Device Testing Services Overview Video

Who is Empirical Testing Corp? What are our capabilities? What are our specialties? Why choose Empirical? How do we contact Empirical to get started?

Dennis Buchanan, Engineering Manager at Empirical Testing Corp, answers these common questions clients have about our medical device testing lab?


General Device Testing

General device testingMedical device development from many fields of medicine incorporates mechanical testing. Trust Empirical’s experience with projects of any type. We also test:

 

 

 

 

  • Helmets
  • Robotics components
  • IQ/OQ testing
  • Lot verification testing
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer goods
  • Electronics
  • Anything requiring mechanical evaluation

With a commitment to the entire medical device industry, Empirical also performs mechanical testing on non-orthopedic medical devices. Rely on our experience with determining appropriate test methods and standards, selecting test parameters if necessary, and designing and manufacturing custom test blocks and fixtures.

If you have a device for a novel application or one to improve existing technology, let us know how we can provide a simple and straightforward approach to mechanical testing.

We create custom protocols as well as research for relevant acceptance criteria.


Here is a sampling of our medical device 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)