Biomedical Engineering
Testing & Evaluation
Biomedical Engineering

Image: One of our mechanical test labs with 37 test frames ranging from 10 Kip to 50 Kip.

One of our mechanical test labs with 37 test frames ranging from 10 Kip to 50 Kip.


image: This blood-loop bench test system is used to evaluate the biocompatibility of an artificial blood substitute.

This blood-loop bench test system is used to evaluate the biocompatibility of an artificial blood substitute.

Specialized testing for medical device performance and biomaterials characterization are conducted at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).

Tests are conducted under ISO 13485. Recognized test standards can be followed or custom test protocols and equipment developed to meet our clients' needs.

  • Compression/tension
  • Micromechanical strain
  • Torsion
  • Shear
  • Fatigue
  • Vibration
  • Wear
  • Drop
  • Hardness
  • Leak
  • Drip
  • Pressure
  • Biocompatibility
  • EMC/EMI
  • Electrical safety
  • Thermal shock
  • Temperature and humidity control
  • Clinical, safety and toxicology biomaterials
  • Failure analysis

Related Terminology

biomedical engineering  •  biomedical technology  •  medical device  •  biotechnology  •  biomedical research  •  spinal fusion  •  detection device  •  raman imaging microscopy  •  raman spectroscopy  •  cancer diagnosis  •  MEMS corrosion sensor  •  blood pressure monitoring system  •  animal trials  •  EMC testing  •  electrical safety  •  biocompatibility  •  micromechanical strain  •  failure analysis  •  animal trials  •  pressure  •  in vitro  •  EMC biocompatibility

biomedical.swri.org

Keith Bartels, Ph.D., Staff Engineer, Sensor Systems & Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Technology, Mechanical Engineering

(210) 522-6062, kbartels@swri.org

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.
04/21/14