Instron, a global manufacturer of materials testing equipment, is holding its first-ever virtual Biomedical Testing Open House. Scheduled for August 24–27, this online event will bring together materials testing experts for a mix of presentations and Q&A sessions focusing on a wide range of today’s most pressing topics in the biomedical testing industry, including PPE and medical device testing, understanding regulatory standards, ensuring data integrity, and traceability, and more. The company says the event will also offer plenty of opportunities to learn about the latest advancements in materials testing technology that can improve accuracy, repeatability, and efficiency.

“For years we’ve worked closely with the biomedical industry to improve and simplify the testing of biomedical products and devices,” says Patty Hartzell, Group President for Instron, Buehler, and North Star Imaging. “These days we know many of you are facing new challenges as you respond to the pandemic. Whether you need help navigating FDA regulations and data integrity requirements or are simply looking for some testing advice from our experts, our sessions are designed to offer something for everyone.”

Sessions will focus on a wide range of today’s most pressing topics in the biomedical testing industry, including PPE and medical device testing, understanding regulatory standards, ensuring data integrity, and traceability. (Credit: Instron)

As part of this event, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from two of Instron’s sister companies — North Star Imaging (NSI) and Buehler — who will share some insight into the wider world of destructive and nondestructive materials testing for the biomedical industry.

According to the company, North Star Imaging ranks among the most sophisticated global resource for turnkey industrial 2D and 3D digital radiography and computed tomography (CT) x-ray equipment. Industrial x-ray scanning is often used for R&D, failure analysis, quality control, internal measurements, high-speed 3D scanning, 3D metrology, and more. NSI’s session will focus on how x-ray scanning allows users to view and inspect the external and internal structures of a medical device for product integrity without opening or destroying it.

Since 1936, Buehler has been making innovative metallographic equipment and consumables used in specimen preparation and cross-sectional analysis across many industries. This year the company is celebrating the centennial for its Wilson hardness line, which has been manufactured by Buehler since 2012. The Buehler presentation will focus on the metallographic preparation for medical materials and devices.

Instron manufactures testing equipment for the material and structural testing markets used to evaluate materials ranging from native tissue to advanced high-strength alloys. The company's systems perform a variety of tests such as compression, cyclic, fatigue, impact, multi-axis, rheology, tensile, and torsion. Instron is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc.

The virtual open house is a completely free experience for materials testing professionals and students from around the world. For more information about this event, please visit here . For more information about Instron, visit here .