Industrial Applications

Medical Devices and Implants

Enhancing device and implant performance by providing advanced support for product and process innovation for a vast assortment of unique designs and material specifications

Creating Medical Devices and Implants That Work Better, Longer

Implants and other medical devices are important tools for lengthening patients’ lifespans and increasing their independence and quality of life. The technologies involved range from those that are now commonplace – like contact lenses – to bleeding-edge interventions.

The critical specifications of these implants and devices vary greatly as a result of specific expected service conditions and functions. This has often necessitated the use of multiple instruments during different stages of R&D, QC, and production. Complicating development and manufacturing in this way has ultimately decreased manufacturing yield and increased costs, limiting patient access to life-changing treatments.

Bruker provides fully integrated optical microscopy and surface metrology solutions that streamline research and production processes for devices and implants across different medical fields. This, in turn, ensures that medical technologies are safer, more affordable, and have a longer functional lifespan.

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Dental Implants

Successful ossointegration is critical to the safe, effective, long-term use of dental implants. We provide precision solutions for characterizing prosthetic material surfaces. This helps researchers and providers identify novel and best-fit implant designs by understanding the correlation between various surface properties and a design's potential for successful implementation.

Drug Delivery Devices

The coatings and functional nanovehicles used in drug delivery systems are critical for the targeted delivery and controlled release of therapeutic agents. Bruker’s analytical solutions enable precise investigation of these properties, supporting researchers’ efforts to improve patients’ quality of life during treatment and increase survival rates even for advanced or systemic conditions.

Monitoring Devices

Medical researchers and providers assess bodily functions, diagnose disease, and gauge the effects of treatment by monitoring and gathering data on cells, organs, and other living tissues. Bruker’s powerful monitoring instruments support rapid, non-destructive preclinical imaging and other biomedical tests. This helps ensure that patients receive the best possible therapies and care.


The use of complex shapes and nano-structured surfaces in contact lens and intraocular lens designs creates novel production challenges. Chief among these is an increased need for specialized instrumentation. Our solutions support the development and mass production of these enhanced lens designs, which is a key focus for ophthalmic research scientists, clinician-scientists, and manufacturers.

Orthopedic Implants

Designing orthopedic implants capable of withstanding harsh service conditions empowers recipients to live more active, independent lives. Our solutions support the investigation of critical parameters affecting the tribological behavior of implants to a subnanometer scale, facilitating high-confidence design verification in R&D and performance of fast and accurate analyses for QC purposes.


Checking for packaging defects and manufacturing errors is a critical part of quality control for pharmaceutical products. Bruker offers a variety of instruments designed for rapid, non-contact, and non-destructive analysis of pharmaceutical packaging and its inner contents. This supports the production of high-quality, safe, stable pharmaceutical ingredients and finished dosage forms.


Stent recipients’ health and public/provider trust in stent producers depend on manufacturers’ accurate measurement of critical parameters. We provide high-precision solutions for non-contact investigation of stent shape, defects, and coatings. These empower manufacturers to conduct highly efficient high-volume production analyses, which streamline and strengthen their quality control processes.


Sterilization of APIs, excipients, final formulations, and production and provider equipment can compromise drug stability and quality. Even when performed well, most common sterilization methods can alter the physico-chemical properties of pharmaceutical products. Conversely, our advanced sterilization solutions help scientists create products with long shelf-lives that are safe, stable, and effective.

Surgical Instruments

The condition and inspection of surgical instruments impacts both their performance during surgery and patient outcomes. We provide precision solutions for rapid, non-contact analysis of surgical instruments and intraoperative assessment of medical devices and tissue. This helps medical researchers and providers design and perform high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.