Laboratory Testing of Breast Implants
MET is now providing breast implant testing to EN ISO 14607 - Non-active surgical implants - Mammary implants - Particular requirements.
Our test program includes:
- Shell integrity testing for elongation
- tensile set
- tear resistance
- strength of joints
- seams and seals
Injection site competence
Silicone gel cohesion
Static rupture resistance
Silicone release assessment
Incubators are set up for long-term silicone release tests with sensitive analysis of the bathing fluid, in order to give confidence with regards to the long-term performance of the implants.
This is supported by our fatigue test rig, which can apply mechanical stress at 3.3Hz to nine implants at a time.