Instron Biomedical Testing Open House
Live Virtual Event with Materials Testing Experts | August 24-27, 2020

As an industry leader in biomedical testing instruments, Instron is proud to host our first ever virtual Biomedical Testing Open House. With the recent surge in medical supply production and testing, many labs are expanding their capacities to include the testing of biomedical devices and materials. This open house will be a comprehensive resource covering a range of topics such as:

  • Mechanical testing of surgical masks, gloves, vascular stents, etc.
  • How to meet the requirements of regulatory standards
  • Test systems, fixturing, and strain measurement devices suitable to biomedical products
  • Trends, best practices, and tips from the experts


As a bonus for attending any of our live virtual open house sessions, you’ll receive a single-use code for free access to the Essentials of Biomedical Testing eLearning course ($99 value). All you need to do is register for a session below with a valid company or .edu email address AND complete the post-event survey immediately after the live session – and then we’ll email you a single-use code you can use to view the course at a later time.*

*Limit one code per person. Must register with a valid company or .edu email address. Generic personal email addresses (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) and competitor email addresses are excluded from this free bonus.


Monday, August 24TH

PPE Testing in the Age of COVID-19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Join Senior Applications Engineer, Landon Goldfarb, for this session to learn about the most common testing applications related to personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Landon Goldfarb

TUESDAY, August 25TH

Development and Production Tests for Vascular Stents
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

In this discussion, Senior Applications Specialist Peter Bailey will focus on practical mechanical testing approaches to validating the durability of metallic stents – looking at aspects of data collection and the differing needs between design and production phases.

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Peter Bailey

The 6800 Series and Systems
for Advanced Biomedical Applications
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Join Product Managers, Erica Lawrence and Theresa Smith, for this session to learn about building and configuring a universal testing system for common biomedical applications, and how you can adapt one system to run a multitude of tests.

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Theresa Smith and Erica Lawrence

Test Method Optimization:
Getting the Most Out of Your Software
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT  |  ½ Presentation, ½ Q&A Session

Join this session to learn tips and tricks for test method development from a panel of Bluehill Universal power users. This discussion will begin with a presentation on ways to streamline or improve all aspects of the testing process from data entry to analysis of results before moving into more of an open discussion where our Applications Engineers will field questions from the audience.


  • Dan Caesar, Applications Engineer
  • Meredith Bernstein, Applications Engineer
  • Charlie Pryor, Applications Engineer
  • Landon Goldfarb, Senior Applications Engineer

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Applications Engineer Team


Critical Requirements of Materials Testing
Systems in Regulated Environments

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

In this session, Jim Ritchey (Global Service Innovation Director) will review regulatory requirements typically associated with materials testing systems including 21 CFR Part 11 and 21 CFR Part 820. Additionally, we’ll discuss regulatory challenges on both sides of the materials testing fence: the system supplier and the laboratory system user. Lastly, we’ll dive into details associated with specific service products found in the regulated space like IQOQ and Compliance Consultation.

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Jim Ritchey

Ask the Experts | Biomedical Testing Q&A Session
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for this session to get answers to your biomedical testing questions by a panel of materials testing experts. We encourage questions on a wide range of biomedical materials testing topics, including but not limited to industry standards; fixturing, software, or testing systems; strain measurement; trends, best practices, tips and tricks.


  • Dan Caesar, Applications Engineer
  • Ralph Green, Application and Sales Engineer | Chicago/Upper Midwest Region
  • John Fleming, Application and Sales Engineer | UK and Ireland
  • Mark Shorey, Dynamic Systems - District Sales and Applications Manager

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Dan Caesar and John Fleming

Protecting Data Integrity &
Having Traceability in your Testing
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Join this session hosted by Product Manager, Elayne Gordonov, to learn about protecting data integrity in Bluehill software. Elayne will also discuss how Bluehill Universal’s new Traceability module allows labs to achieve attributable, legible, contemporaneous, original, and accurate test results.

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Elayne Gordonov


Biomedical Fatigue Applications
Using ElectroDynamic Test Systems

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Join two of Instron’s dynamic application engineers, Jonathan Phillips and Kelvin Poon, as they talk about some common biomedical fatigue test standards and applications covering dentistry, implants and orthopaedics – and see how an all-electric testing system can help overcome the traditional drawbacks of fatigue testing.

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Jonathan Phillips

Advanced Strain Solutions for Biomedical Testing
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

In this session, Dan Raynor (Product Manager) will discuss common challenges of strain measurement in biomedical testing applications that can necessitate the use of more advanced strain solutions – and what those solutions look like. We’ll also provide an overview of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) software for generating full field strain and displacement maps for material and component testing – the advantages and common applications.

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Dan Raynor