The RMS Foundation is an independent service laboratory and research institute. The range of services offered by this non-profit organization includes material testing, advisory services, training as well as technology transfer.
from Bettlach, Switzerland
13. January 2021
Many medical devices consist of several components and are exposed to cyclical loads during use. Resulting micromovements can generate abrasion particles. To prove the safety of a product, it is often necessary to determine the type, quantity and size of the wear particles.
19. August 2020
The quality and safety requirements for medical devices are becoming increasingly stringent. For this reason, the cleanliness of medical devices is being examined more closely.
10. June 2020
Surface structure and roughness play an important role in a variety of applications. In dental and orthopaedic implants, for example, the microstructure is decisive for the ingrowth of the bone. Learn how to reliably measure roughness and topography.
2. April 2020
A special grid structure made of Ti6Al4V was deposited on a bar using additive manufacturing (AM). There were small metallic droplets on the surface. Fatigue tests resulted in early failures because of the higher hardness of the AM-structures and the interface compared to the bulk material.
3. June 2019
Particulate impurities in the medical device used endanger the safety of the patient. A tailor-made method was developed for the manufacturer of an abdominal dressing set to identify the particulate impurities and evaluate them toxicologically.
The need for marking of medical devices leads to questions about their resistance. For a manufacturer of orthopaedic implants, RMS tested the corrosion resistance of laser markings with the EC-Pen, which enabled the resistance of medical products to be specifically optimized.
29. January 2019
ICP-MS is an extremely sensitive technique that allows simultaneous quantification of 70 elements down to trace levels in the μg/L or sub-μg/L range, and can therefore handle a large variety of analytical challenges.
7. August 2018
When determining the mechanical seal strength according to ASTM F2824, the force required to pull off the blister lid at exactly 45° is determined. The results serve for quality assurance of the packaging and help to assess the uniformity of the sealing seam.
For the approval of the TiN-coated dental implant, our customer had to prove that the titanium nitride coating can withstand scratching with pointed instruments. The measurement results were generated in our laboratory in a specially developed worst-case scratch test.
The RMS Foundation is a service laboratory and research institute. The range of services offered by this independent non-profit organization includes materials testing, advisory services, training as well as technology transfer. The RMS Foundation does its research in interdisciplinary cooperation in order to optimise the treatments of the human locomotor system. Testing services are provided on products of the medical and materials technology as well as on technical components.
HauptsitzBischmattstrasse 12Postfach 2032544 Bettlach
Head of the Materials Group / Head of Marketing, Member of the Management Board
Head of the Bioceramics & Biocompatibility Group, Member of the management board
Team Leader Surfaces & Tribology, Senior Scientist Materials Group
Senior Scientist, Bioceramics & Biocompatibility
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