Corrosion testing determines the resistance of materials to corrosion under certain environmental conditions, including temperature, humidity and salt water. ICI Biomedical offers a full array of corrosion testing services to ensure the performance of metals and coatings.
The corrosion test is based on the ISO 10993-15 Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices, Part 15 - Identification and Quantification of Degradation Products from Metals and Alloys.
Biomechanical considerations for medical devices include an implant's ability to withstand tensile, compressive, and shear forces, variations and degrees of freedom, and the mechanical properties of the device such as elastic modulus, yield strength, and elongation to failure.
Materials such as metals and alloys, ceramics, and polymers are used in the development of medical devices especially in the orthopaedic area.
To fulfil the suitability assessment covering diversity of medical devices, we are in the process of developing 15 methods of biomechanical testing that covers dental implants, hip prosthesis, spinal, osteosynthesis, cranio and maxilla facial and knee implants.