Material Characterization

With our multifaceted team of chemists, engineers, and biologists, the evaluation of novel nanomaterials, specialized coatings, and polymers are our core competency. We provide expertise and a wide range of assays that can be tailored to each material and intended application based on our clients' specific needs.

During biomaterial design, iFyber takes a holistic approach with respect to the end application and selection of individual components making up the final product. We can conduct a technology landscaping effort for our clients, including an intellectual property (IP) landscape, literature review, and proposed regulatory strategy, to identify enabling technologies and outline potential challenges.

iFyber’s diverse staff utilizes a broad set of analytical techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to answer challenging questions regarding the composition and physical characteristics of a given biomaterial quickly and accurately. During physiochemical characterization, we can perform:

  • Composition analysis (e.g., NMR, FT-IR, SERs)
  • Material equivalence
  • Thermalgravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry (TGA/DSC)
  • Surface area and particle size
  • Porosity, pore size, and interconnectivity
  • Mechanical properties – compressive strength, elastic modulus
  • Molecular weight (e.g., GPC, MALDI)
  • Resorption rate

In addition to evaluating material inputs, iFyber will design and perform product-specific functional testing of the material, such as evaluating mechanical properties, resorption rate, therapeutic ion release, antimicrobial activity, and biocompatibility.

Work with one of our scientists to tailor a characterization method or functional test for your material technology.