ESR provides engineering analysis related to exposure to ionizing radiation, electrical shock, hyperthermia, acoustic force, thermal burns, etc.
Medical Device Testing
To ensure patient and healthcare provider safety, medical devices must be tested for functionality and biocompatibility. ESR is able to provide regulatory and quality testing for organizations and individuals seeking risk analysis and expert testimony. Our team of experienced researchers is familiar with federal regulatory guidelines and quality standards and have a track record of supplying customers with high quality analyses of medical devices.
Electrical Shock Trauma
ESR provides comprehensive analysis of electrical injuries.
When cells are subjected to temperature histories that exceed the threshold of the intramolecular bonds, cell plasma membranes, and proteins denature, ultimately resulting in injury.
ESR team members have extensive clinical and research experience related to thermal burns.
Acute tissue injury and subsequent inflammation, including tissue edema and erythema, can be caused by sufficiently high levels of exposure to γ radiation.
The mechanism of this tissue injury is related to the generation of reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI) which chemically alter biological molecules and cell physiology. Cell membrane lipids are vulnerable to ROI-mediated lipid peroxidation that then leads to many of the acute tissue effects.
Analysis of radiation injury is among ESR’s expertise.