Medical Device Testing Services
Medical Device Testing Services

Element Acquires Medical Device Testing Services

Apr 04, 2017 

LONDON, UK – April 4, 2017 – Element Materials Technology has today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Medical Device Testing Services (MDT), a specialist provider in Mechanical Testing and Materials Characterization for medical devices in the USA.

MDT, headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory that provides a broad range of testing services including Intravascular and Orthopedic Device Fatigue Testing, Corrosion Testing, and Particulate Counting and Analysis.

Charles Noall, CEO & President of Element commented: “We are delighted to enter this agreement with MDT. They are considered the gold standard in fatigue testing for medical devices and have spent over 25 years building a strong reputation in the medical device industry through their commitment to First Time Right and On Time Delivery. This acquisition will enhance our already market-leading capabilities in the Medical Device Testing Sector and allow us to act as a strategic testing partner to our clients in the industry.”

Kent Vilendrer, Chief Executive of MDT, added: “We have successfully provided high cycle count in-vitro durability testing services to the global medical device sector since 1990, providing data for the successful submission of hundreds of new device designs.  As the newest member of Element, we are excited to be able to provide these services to all of Element’s medical device customers.  We believe that our staff, expertise and equipment will be an important addition to the testing services Element provides.”

MDT will remain in their Minnetonka location, but be legally merged with Element Cincinnati, home of the Element Group’s Medical Device Testing, Global Center of Technical Excellence. Element Cincinnati boasts one of the widest ranges of accredited medical device testing in the world, including static, fatigue, and wear testing solutions for hip, knee, spine, and trauma devices.

About Element:

Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of over 2,000 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 61 laboratories located throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit

Media Contact:

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