Mechanical testing is used to determine the elastic/inelastic behaviour and strength of a material/device when forces are applied to it. Mechanical testing is used throughout design to evaluate materials and iterations of prototypes. Particularly with medical devices, It is also often a specific component of regulatory requirements to ensure long term mechanical safety before a product can be taken to market.
Zymetrix’ unique expertise is in working with biological tissues and medical devices, but the methods employed are equally applicable to evaluation of industrial materials and products. Zymetrix has experience in working with human and animal tissues, Tissue Engineered Medical Products (TEMPs), hydrogels, scaffolds, plant material, metals, alloys, rubber, plastics, ceramics and nanomaterials.