Whether your application involves syringes, Luer locks, auto-injectors, pen injectors, sutures, prosthetics, implants, medical packaging, or PPE, Instron offers a range of fixtures and accessories for testing to industry standards. To learn more about the latest testing applications for drug delivery devices and containers, medical consumables and packaging, cardiovascular and interventional devices, biomaterials, orthopedic implants, and dental devices, visit our Biomedical Industry page.
Torsion Add-On 3.0
Designed for simple, simultaneous or independent axial and torsional testing, the Torsion Add-On 3.0 increases the capabilities of your lab – allowing you to expand product development capabilities and simulate real-world applications of your products. It’s perfect for testing the performance of Luer locks, bone screws, along with medical devices, packaging, tubing, and more.
Pen and Auto-Injector Testing System
The pen and auto-injector testing system automatically tests all stages of pen and auto-injectors per ISO 11608-5. Simplifying the test method into a single test helps ensure the accuracy of results and saves time.
Syringe Test Fixtures
Our range of syringe fixtures are designed to investigate the forces necessary to evaluate the performance of syringes and syringe/needle combinations. The fixtures used in conjunction with the test system can determine the forces required to operate the device – specifically the break loose and glide force.
The CP131100 universal syringe fixture is designed to accommodate a wide range of common syringe sizes between 1 ml and 50 ml. The adjustable gripping mechanism makes it easy for operators to adjust for multiple syringe sizes, perfect for test labs. The 2870-001 syringe fixture is simple in design, using specific inserts to support the syringe flange during testing.
We also offer a separate syringe test fixture, catalog no. 2870-003, specifically designed to meet the test requirements of ISO 7886-1 Annex G for sterile, single-use hypodermic syringes.
AT2 Automated Motorized XY System
The Instron Automated XY Stage Testing System is designed for automated compression, flex, or tension testing of devices and components with multiple and repetitive test points on medical devices, syringes, pharmaceutical pills, etc.
Curved Needle Testing System
Built on the 6800 Series platform, the curved needle testing system is designed for testing needles used in wound closure or surgical procedures. This system can be used to perform curved needle puncture testing per ASTM F3014 in addition to cantilever bend testing. The curved needle puncture testing fixture is used to evaluate needle sharpness and coating durability, and the needle bend testing fixture is used to evaluate the flexural properties of a needle during use. The testing system operates with Bluehill® Universal software that provides test control, data acquisition, test results, and reports, as well as a large library of calculations.
ElectroPuls 16-Station Testing System
Commonly used for in vitro testing of vascular stent components, the ElectroPuls 16-Station testing system performs very high cycle fatigue testing on up to 16 specimens simultaneously, with a fatigue rated load cell and precision adjustment for each.
Tortuosity Test System
Guidewire and catheter manufacturers are interested in quantifying the frictional forces, which is measured by simulating the action of the product being pushed through a patient's body. This type of test is often referred to as tortuosity testing.
The temperature-controlled BioBath allows for accurate simulation of the environmental conditions required for biomedical testing. The bath has a pneumatic lifting and lowering mechanism that allows for ease of use, increases productivity, and minimizes the risk of spilling fluid on the surrounding test equipment. Most importantly, the BioBath was specifically designed for compatibility with our newest video extensometers, allowing for unparalleled accuracy in strain measurement.
ElectroPuls® Biomedical Fluid Bath - 5 Litre
The ElectroPuls Fluid Bath is the ideal solution for a wide variety of biomedical testing applications in a saline solution or distilled water. When used in conjunction with the Temperature-Controlled Fluid Re-circulator (CP106108), the fluid temperature can be regulated simulating a body temperature of 37°C (98.6°F) for in vivo conditions. The cylindrical, transparent design gives good visibility of the submersed specimen from all sides. Also included is a lid to minimize evaporation during longer term fatigue tests with a vent hose to connect to a drain and an additional tray to prevent spillage of fluid.
Within the medical device industry, regulatory agencies often test internally-based devices and implants in a physiological state. The lnstron® BioBox meets the growing trend of testing actual medical devices and biomaterials at body temperature (37 °С). For large or long devices, testing in а liquid may not bе practical. As an alternative, testing inside а controlled air environment at body temperature provides а powerful solution. The BioBox can bе incorporated as а standard item on а new single column frame or in selected models already in operation. This bох permits the full travel test of sutures, catheter tubings, latex gloves, and а wide variety of other devices and biomaterials at physiologically relevant temperatures.
Liquid resistant tray cover for protecting the base of Instron frames from damage, e.g. messy biomedical specimens or spillage using BioPuls Bath. Provides full liquid resistant protection. Easy to install and clean with water.
Component Test Plate
The component test plate is a large plate with an array of tapped holes that is useful for securing difficult-to-test components for a variety of tensile, compression, peel or other testing.
XY Test Stage
The XY Test Stage is useful for testing components, sub-assemblies, or end products that have multiple elements or leads that need to be tested independently of one another; commonly found in the medical device industry.
Other Biomedical Test Fixtures
To view even more Instron test fixtures for biomedical applications, check out the Biomedical/Pharmaceutical accessories section of our Accessories Catalog.