PROTOMED SA and Machine Solutions Inc. Partner to Provide Product Testing Services in Europe

PROTOMED SA and Machine Solutions Inc. (MI) have entered into an exclusive partnership agreement to provide product testing services at PROTOMED SA’s testing laboratory located in Marseille, France utilizing MSI Interventional Device Testing Equipment and Radial Expansion Force Testing Equipment.


PROTOMED SA continues to expand its medical device test services offering in Europe by choosing Machine Solutions Inc. as its official equipment partner.  “Providing mechanical test services on MSI equipment will considerably strengthen our offer in EUROPE.  The IDTE2000 and the RX550 bring European medical device manufacturers and startup companies the state of the art equipment technology to perform feasibility, validation, production and comparative testing for their interventional devices” said Frédéric MOURET, CEO and Founder of PROTOMED.

“Machine Solutions Inc. is proud to announce a partnership agreement with PROTOMED SA, to further advance our product testing technologies in the Europe including the expanded capability of the Interventional Device Track Equipment (IDTE) and the Radial Expansion (RX) Technology. PROTOMED SA, world class product testing expertise and headquarters inMarseille, France will further expand our reach into the European catheter, stent, and emerging minimally invasive medical device markets throughout Europe.” says Daniel KASPRZYK, CEO of Machine Solutions Inc.

The Interventional Device Testing Equipment (IDTE) from MSI comparatively and quantitatively tests and records the performance features of interventional devices including: catheters, guidewires, stent delivery systems, colonoscopes, endoscopes and scope tools. The IDTE equipment is PC controlled with numerous options for track configuration allowing for two and three dimensional testing. Testing results can be useful for regulatory submissions, pre-clinical trial testing, competitive product testing, and product design.  Common tests include track force, push efficiency, lesion crossability force, insertion force, and torqueability.

The MSI Radial Expansion Force Testing Equipment is designed to measure and record radial stiffness, radial reactive force during compression and chronic outward force during expansion and compression of interventional devices and is compatible with balloon expandable stents, self-expanding stents, stent graft products, collagen plugs, embolic filters, vena cava filters and other radial expanding intravascular devices.