Medical Device Testing Services (MDT) was founded in 1990 as a division of EnduraTEC Systems Corporation, which specialized in the development of novel material test instruments for the medical device community. In 2000, MDT was spun off as a separate company to provide greater focus on testing services. Throughout its 25 year history, the company has tested many new designs including stents, grafts, pacemaker leads, heart valves, vena cava filters, defibrillators, percutaneous heart valves, and many other devices. Under the leadership of Kent Vilendrer, Founder and CEO, MDT has been a world leader in the development of proprietary test instruments, controls, fixtures, standards and test protocols. Kent holds 6 patents in materials testing, bioreactor designs, fatigue test systems and test fixtures including the original patent 5,670,708 for the 9100 Series Stent Graft Testers as well as several patents pending. In 2004, the equipment manufacturing part of EnduraTEC was sold to Bose Corporation and the group was subsequently renamed the Bose ElectroForce Group (now part of TA Instruments). EnduraTEC’s contract testing business was retained and renamed to Medical Device Testing Services.