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BIOMATERIALS TESTING / NO. 4 / APRIL 2010 
Force & Motion: Information to move your mechanical testing to new levels of certainty
 
IN THIS ISSUE
Moving Body of Knowledge
Docking Safely
A torsion test system specially designed for orthopaedic and medical devices
  V4 - BIO - Lead Feature
 
V4 - BIO - Lead Story 1
 
Moving Body of Knowledge
 
The Implant Performance Lab at Orthopaedic Hospital, in affiliation with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), strives to provide the medical community with the best possible insight into how orthopaedic implants will perform over their functional lives. Doing so requires accurately replicating the real-world forces and motions that these devices will undergo when implanted in a patient, over millions of cycles.

Drs. Sophia Sangiorgio and Eddie Ebramzadeh discuss how the Implant Performance Lab is using the latest mechanical testing technology to thoroughly and accurately characterize implant devices at the pre-clinical stage.

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  V18 - ALL - Material Feature  
Docking Safely
 
MTS helps a marine products manufacturer become a preferred engineering and testing resource for its customers.
Whenever a marine vessel enters a port, a significant amount of energy gets transferred between the berthing vessel and the rigid docking structure in place to receive it. Maritime International Inc., headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of fendering systems designed to safely absorb the momentum of berthing vessels, helping to protect both docks and ships.

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  V4 - BIO - Product Feature  
A torsion test system specially designed for orthopaedic and medical devices
 
The MTS Bionix® Electromechanical (EM) Torsion Test System allows you to easily, safely and reliably subject orthopaedic and medical devices to torsional testing.

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