Medical Engineering Technologies has been supporting medical device manufacturers and developers since 1997.
Testing and validation of medical devices and their packaging is conducted at our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory facilities in Kent. This laboratory service is delivered by scientists and engineers, usually in support of CE marking and FDA submissions. This is done through a thorough understanding of international standards, risk analyses and robust Design Validation Testing (DVT) programmes.
Wherever you are in the world, our service will feel like we are neighbours. The best thing about working with MET is that we will be an extension of your project team. Here we think like medical device engineers.
When developing medical devices within the framework of ISO 13485, design validation testing is essential. These tests must demonstrate that the device meets its product claims and is safe. This is the correlation of the design inputs and design outputs. The testing may range from simple bond strength tests to dosing accuracy at varying atmospheric conditions. MET’s lab will satisfy all your needs.
The emphasis for the toxicity risk assessment and biological safety testing of medical devices is moving towards an emphasis on chemical analysis. Our analytical chemistry department conducts materials characterisation and extractable and leachables studies on devices and combination products, after fully reviewing the input materials and production circumstances.
MET’s semi-anechoic chamber and full range of test equipment for radiated and conducted emission and immunity testing is at your disposal for pre-compliance testing. Our engineers can develop test protocols and assess your device, along with your collaboration. We have a quick response time for testing and providing helpful advice.
The MET Story
Medical Engineering Technologies (MET) was started in 1997 by Mark Turner as a sole trader and the core of the business was selling the services of a large American medical device test facility. A few years later a colleague of Mark’s from his 10 years at Smiths Medical joined the company and they started the Market Vigilance section, handling failures and complaints for a leading medical device manufacturer and the growth of MET had begun.
Mark’s story began over 10 years earlier after studying chemistry at university and like most new graduates the path to his future career was not a straight one. You can read his story below:
Hi, I am Mark Turner and this is my story. Having studied chemistry at university, I found myself having interviews at paint factories and other small chemical producers. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life, but after the interviews I know it wasn’t to be spent in a paint factory. Although I think it was more obvious to the interviewers than it was to me. Finding that first job as it is for many new graduates was hard, but I know I needed to work whilst I looked for where my future lay. So I sold sausages at a racecourse, I was a burger chef and I sold ice creams on the beach. Then I made the decision to continue my studies in a slightly different field of electronics and medicinal chemistry. My first career position was designing printed circuit boards for a small scientific instrument company. From this work came a complete change in the direction that I thought my career would take and it was my introduction to medical devices. I gained a new job as a perfusionist (operating the blood pumps and oxygenators during open heart surgery). Is this the way it works for other people? Your career path is decided by the first real job where you can see a pathway ahead?
From working in a hospital, I moved to Smiths Medical as a designer/project manager in the development of oxygenators, anaesthetics and wound drainage equipment. After progressing in this role for 10 years, I decided to pursue an independent path based on the integration of the medical device industry across the globe.
MET was set up to marry engineering and laboratory service providers with device developers across borders. From the original concept, our own laboratory has grown. Initially, we specialised in packaging validation and the decontamination of used devices for post market inspection. During the intervening years (since 1997), the company has grown into a leading supplier of device validation across a very broad range of analytical techniques.
What We Do
We supply specialist testing and validation services with wide-ranging study capabilities. We understand that time is often of the essence in the healthcare market, and our efficient project management procedure ensures that we deliver accurate results quickly.
Testing and validation of medical devices and their packaging is conducted at our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory facilities in Kent. To support CE marking and FDA submissions, companies large and small come to us for stability studies, sterile barrier studies, biocompatibility testing, bench testing and product compliance analysis.