Medical Device Testing Services
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Axial Fatigue Test Fixtures

Heartvalve Anchor Fatigue Testing 

With the advent of transcatheter delivered heart valves, new anchoring devices which keep them in place must be developed and evaluated. The fatigue resistance of the anchoring device and stent structure to repeated axial loading must be tested to ensure long term efficacy.

The fixture shown was designed to apply an axial fatigue load to a valve body. While a six station fixture is shown, twelve and 15 station fixtures are also available.

MDT has considerable expertise performing axial fatigue testing for various heartvalve designs. Contact us with your specific test requirements and we will provide an estimate for performing axial fatigue testing for your device.

 

Heartvalve Anchor Fatigue Testing