How can Exponent's polymer & materials chemistry experts help you address challenges regarding materials used in medical devices?
Polymeric materials, batteries, hydrogels, textiles, and combination materials play a critical part in transforming what's possible regarding medical devices, implants, and surgical tools — but not without encountering issues on the way to market.
Exponent's polymer and materials chemistry scientists collaborate with multidisciplinary teams composed of mechanical engineers, toxicologists, materials and corrosion experts, and data scientists to evaluate and enhance the biocompatibility, safety, and performance of next-gen medical products.
Applying exacting science and rigorous methods, Exponent assists clients with early-stage feasibility, design, manufacturing, and post-market considerations. We help clients navigate design verification and validation (V&V) in manufacture and launch and develop appropriate regulatory strategies.
We support validation of medical device performance for regulatory approval (e.g., FDA 510(k) or premarket approval (PMA)) as well as conduct finite element, corrosion, fatigue, fretting, wear, fluid dynamics, material property, and fracture mechanics testing and analysis of all types of medical devices.
We also assist clients with full cycle support for issues of intellectual property including patent infringement, patent validity, and trade secret assessments.
Our 50+ years of experience in failure analysis informs our approach to medical device quality, usability, and risk management, and we connect past lessons from all industries to make the future safer and healthier. Together, we bring expertise in polymers, metals, and ceramics — helping you accurately understand your medical device challenge, mitigate it, and move forward.
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Polymer Science Consulting Services
Scientific insights for products containing polymers, fiberglass, resins, plastics, or other composite materials.
Polymers Used for Construction Materials
Gain insights into the polymers and materials used in all types of construction projects.
Polymers Used for Food & Beverage Packaging
Create safer, compliant, and high-performing food and beverage products.
Polymers Expertise for Consumer Products
Rigorous testing and analysis of polymers in consumer products.
Polymers & Materials Used for Consumer Electronics
Select, optimize, and test polymers and materials used in consumer electronics.
Polymers & Plastics in Automotive & Recreational Vehicles
Evaluate the strength and performance of polymers in automotive and recreational vehicles and marine applications.
Personal Care Products & Cosmetics
Verify and validate the ingredients in personal care and cosmetic products.
Polymeric Materials Used in the Oil and Gas Industry
Optimize the performance of polymer materials used in oil and gas.
Batteries & Energy Storage
Supercharge performance, reliability, and safety across all stages of the battery and energy storage product lifecycle.