Medical Implants and Devices | Bruker

Medical Implants and Devices

Quantitative Nanomechanical and Nanotribological Characterization of Medical Implants and Devices

Materials development has had a fundamental impact on the enhanced performance and capabilities of medical implants and devices. Materials utilized for most medical applications require a complex combination of unique mechanical and tribological properties, physical attributes, and biocompatibility. Mechanical and tribological properties are a critical design consideration for product performance and reliability, while the in-vivo preservation of properties can serve as an indicator of biocompatibility.

Bruker has developed a comprehensive suite of testing techniques to measure the mechanical, interfacial, and tribological performance of materials used in medical implants and devices over the nanometer and micrometer length scales. These nanoindentation, microindentation, and tribological characterization techniques allow scientists and engineers to quantitatively measure and optimize localized properties, resulting in enhanced product performance and reliability. From implant alloy optimization to friction/wear characterization of thin films and interfacial adhesion of coatings used on drug eluting stents to viscoelastic properties of hydrogels, Bruker has a testing technology to further your medical device research and development.

Application Notes

Standalone Test Equipment for Medical Implants and Devices

Hysitron TI 980 TriboIndenter | Bruker

TI 980 TriboIndenter

Bruker's most advanced nanomechanical and nanotribological test instrument, operating at the intersection of maximum performance, flexibility, reliability, sensitivity and speed.

Hysitron TI 950 TriboIndenter | Bruker

TI 950 TriboIndenter

Versatile nanomechanical and nanotribological test instrument, supporting a broad range of hybrid and correlative characterization techniques.

Hysitron TI Premier | Bruker

TI Premier

Dedicated nanomechanical test instruments, providing an essential toolkit for nanoscale mechanical characterization within a compact platform.

Microscope Instruments for Medical Implants and Devices

Hysitron PI 85L SEM PicoIndenter | Bruker

PI 85L SEM PicoIndenter

Depth-sensing nanomechanical test instrument that can be interfaced with scanning electron microscopes (SEM).

Hysitron PI 88 SEM PicoIndenter | Bruker

PI 88 SEM PicoIndenter

Bruker’s comprehensive nanomechanical test instrument for SEM and FIB/SEM, featuring our full suite of techniques.


Hysitron PI 95 TEM PicoIndenter | Bruker

PI 95 TEM PicoIndenter

The first full-fledged depth-sensing indenter capable of direct-observation nanomechanical testing inside a transmission electron microscope (TEM).


Hysitron TS 75 TriboScope | Bruker

TS 75 TriboScope

Quantitative, rigid-probe nanoindentation and nanotribological characterization on your existing AFM.

Hysitron BioSoft In-Situ Indenter | Bruker

BioSoft In-Situ Indenter

The first of its kind instrument for multiscale quantitative mechanical testing of biological materials and hydrogels.