August 5, 2015
Exponent's biomedical engineering (BME) laboratory, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has maintained its accreditation to ISO 17025 since 2007. During the most recent renewal assessment in May 2015, the lab successfully renewed its accreditation and added 14 methods in multiple areas, including:
- Bone screw testing per ASTM F543
- Multiaxial peripheral stent testing (MAPS)
- Subsidence and expulsion
- Mechanical characterization of total disc replacements
- Medical textiles
- Nitinol testing
- Catheter testing
The BME practice is also extremely excited to announce an expansion of our accredited labs to Exponent's Menlo Park, California, facility. In April 2015, the lab successfully completed its first accreditation audit for conformance to ISO 17025. Like the Philadelphia lab, the Menlo Park lab now is accredited to ISO 17025 for conducting retrieval analysis per ASTM F561 Standard Practice for Retrieval and Analysis of Medical Devices, and Associated Tissues and Fluids.
The BME labs at Exponent specialize in conducting value-added testing programs that meet the needs of medical device manufacturers. Exponent has used its lab services to evaluate devices, materials, concepts, and issues throughout the total life cycle of medical devices.
For more information on the scope of accreditation, please visit ISO 17025.