To facilitate rapid prototyping Aran Biomedical offers a dedicated R&D materials laboratory, along with a substantial inventory of resorbable and non-resorbable materials. Our research, design and development personnel create concept prototypes, for evaluation and testing. Prototype production is undertaken in a controlled environment, leveraging our biomaterials conversion processes. This is followed by characterisation of prototypes to the appropriate international testing standards, forming the basis of product engineering specifications. Testing may include:

  • Mechanical performance – strength and stiffness in tensile, compression, bend, burst, and shear loading; as well as suture retention and coefficient of friction testing
  • Dimensional properties – metrology & microscopy
  • Biocompatibility screening*
  • Bench-top tissue testing*
  • Sterilization method compatibility*