The surface properties and interactions of materials used in medical devices with the living environment are essential to predict its biocompatibility with a host body. This is particularly important in the design of reliable implants, tissue imitations or also bone replacements, among others. The choice of materials is an important step in the design of medical devices to avoid rejection while ensuring their features. Moreover, they must be harmless over time for the patient and withstand many constraints over the years...

New generations of medical devices will require miniaturized functionality, thinner coatings and improved stability while optimizing their efficiency and patient safety.

Physico-chemical analyzes are therefore necessary for the development and the control of these devices. Adhesion measurement, characterization of the compounds used and their harmlessness, analysis of surfaces and deposits, identification of the causes of failure, trial tests (fractures, fatigue...), and many more...

TESCAN ANALYTICS and TESCAN have been working since their inception on the challenges of the medical implant sector.

TESCAN ANALYTICS and its scientific team offer you a complete suite of surface and interface analysis services that meet the very strict standards applied to the medical device industry.

Thickness control of organic multilayers, chemical analysis of foreign bodies, study of the evolution of the surface state of medical devices as a function of time, chemical analysis of the surface of shape memory alloy stents (nitinol type) , qualification of antibacterial and biocompatible surface treatments of textile implants, control of the surface cleanliness of metal implants...

All these issues and more have been solved by our team. Our complete range of instruments and our expertise allow us to offer you the optimal analytical solution.
 

Non-exhaustive list of our examples of application in the field of medical devices: