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Northeast German accredited testing laboratory for medical devices is looking for partnerships for the development of new physical-mechanical testing methods using the latest test equipment

Summary

Profile Type
Technology offer
POD Reference
TODE20231128014
Term of Validity
29 November 2023 - 28 November 2024
Company's Country
Germany
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreementCommercial agreement with technical assistance
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
An award-winning laboratory from Germany for accredited testing of implants and surgical instruments is looking for European leaders from research or industry to develop test procedures that help to uncover safety problems with implants even better.
The laboratory is also striving for further EU expert exchanges in order to enhance pre-clinical testing in accordance with medical device regulations.
Full Description
The German laboratory for accredited testing of implants, surgical instruments and coatings has developed into one of the leading testing laboratories in Europe. The portfolio is diverse and includes preclinical testing of breast implants, total joint replacements (hip, shoulder, knee), osteosyntheses, spinal devices, dental implants, and testing of bone cements and coatings. Tests of surgical instruments from different industries are also possible.
Based on its experience, the laboratory staff will also develop a test methodology when a standard is missing. The Management Board is also actively involved in certifications and standards committees for the further development of international standards, for example for testing breast implants.
Advantages and Innovations
The company invested in a highly modern testing and measurement equipment, attention was also paid to sustainable operation. An extension building with additional test setups, for example for permanent mechanical loads, is planned. The tests are carried out under strictly controlled conditions.
The well-connected laboratory is known for the high quality of test procedures and reports as well as short lead times and quick responsiveness, certified by standards ISO 17025:2018 and test reports accepted globally by MRA-ILAC recognition. Employees are longly experienced in implant research, biomechanics, and testing.

Already today up to 70% of the customers come from abroad, which speaks for a trans-regional awareness and a great reliability and satisfaction of the customers.

By bundling competencies in a laboratory network, the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is very well positioned in terms of the variety of test programs. The laboratory can also contribute in matching with further lab partners. There will certainly be opportunities here for even better European visibility.

New testing approaches are to be developed depending on customer requirements and taking into account cost-effectiveness, and research projects or technology cooperation can be helpful for these additional testing tasks.
Stage of Development
Already on the market
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-beingGoal 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
Advanced European high-level experts from research and industry can take part in the further
development of test methods that cover customer requirements and take economics into account.
For additional test tasks, such for products from other sectors (Life Sciences, sports, aids for movement..), research project particpation or technological cooperations are sought.
Type and Size of Partner
SME 11-49SME 50 - 249SME <=10R&D InstitutionUniversityBig company
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreementCommercial agreement with technical assistance

Call details

Coordinator required
Yes
IPR description
The laboratory is looking for collaboration with product developers for medical devices, e.g. breast implants or dental implants. The equipment can also be used for products from sports or other life science areas.

Dissemination

Technology keywords
06001013 - Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering006001020 - Laboratory Equipment06001004 - Dentistry / Odontology, Stomatology
Market keywords
05004003 - Laboratory equipment05004006 - Surgical instrumentation and equipment05004005 - Diagnostic equipment
Sector Groups Involved
Health
Targeted countries
All countries