Medical Devices

Smithers offers an extensive range of services to support the use of plastics, rubbers and other polymers in the medical devices sector.

Reduce Risk and Time to Market

From simple dressings to sophisticated life-support products, medical devices play a crucial role in disease diagnosis, prevention, management and monitoring.  Smithers Rapra and sister company Smithers Pira provide concept to market support for medical devices. Whether you are looking for specific testing or more consultative support – the expert team will help you develop and validate and safe and effective products.

The team can assist throughout your medical device product development cycle from concept, material selection, design for manufacture, manufacture, packaging (primary and secondary) through to the distribution testing for supply chain validation.

We can support product development up to the submission of design files to authorities, as well as assisting with the submission process itself. We also provide routine testing after product launch to ensure that your product always meets your critical acceptance criteria.

Expert Support and Testing for medical devices

Smithers Rapra and sister company Smithers Pira regularly work with clients  developing drug delivery devices, single use systems, medical and pharmaceutical  packaging. Our UK Laboratories are UKAS Accredited (ISO 17025) and our Extractables and Leachables Testing Laboratories are FDA Registered  and   operate to the principles of cGMP. 

Medical Devices Testing Smithers Rapra

The teams provide expert technical and regulatory  support from routine  materials testing to product or process characterization and development, failure  diagnosis or expert witness consultancy. Experienced scientists will  provide advice, guidance and recommendations as well as delivering test data and  supporting global regulatory submissions. 

Support for designers  and developers of medical devices  includes:

  • Material selection, durability assessment and testing
  • Medical Device Directive services
  • ​Extractables and leachables testing 
  • Medical device product testing
  • Materials processing support
  • Pre-shipment testing, damage reduction, validation and qualification 

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Independent Market Insights 

Smithers Rapra market reports provide an authoritative and expert view of which emerging markets, technologies and factors will affect your industry in the future. Recent topics include the future of  high performance plastics, thermoplastic elastomers and prefilled syringes. These independent studies help you identify new business opportunities using quantitative market forecasts and employ a detailed breakdown of market sizes to plan future strategy with confidence.

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Technical Publications 

Smithers Rapra is also  a  renowned technical publisher, with a range of titles and an extensive polymer database offering practical and scientific know-how on all aspects of rubbers, plastics and polymer-based composite materials.

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Smithers offers “Best in Class” quality management certification services specifically designed for the medical device industry. Our clients come to us seeking auditing services from an accredited quality management systems registrar  that demonstrates a great deal of technical knowledge.  We offer certification services for ISO 13485, as well as other related quality management system standards. 

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