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February 11, 2010 08:00 ET

Dynatek Launches Third Generation Coating Durability Tester (CDT20)

SPRINGFIELD, MO--(Marketwire - February 11, 2010) - Dynatek, a leader in the testing of cardiac and vascular devices, has recently released the third generation Coating Durability Tester (CDT20).

Dynatek's patented* Coating Durability Tester utilizes a Hyper Drive linear motor to produce an adjustable bellows compression which allows for physiologically relevant stent loading conditions for up to 20 test samples from physiological to accelerated testing rates of up to 150Hz. Dynatek's laser particle detection system allows accurate real-time counting, sizing, and data logging of shed particles from each drug-eluting stent during testing, giving a time course of shed particulates from each sample. The large number of samples greatly benefits manufacturing QA when ongoing testing of approved stents is required.

Features of the third generation Coating Durability Tester include the ability to test samples of varying sizes of the same design at the same precisely controlled test parameters. The universal controller allows the user to control and monitor the frequency, temperature, and pressure and provides the ability to establish, maintain, and recall required test parameters. In addition, a closed loop laser micrometer feedback allows for automatic control and monitoring of long-term test parameters. User-controlled alarms ensure that the proper testing conditions are maintained throughout the test. Future upgrades with advanced SCADA technology allow complete lab monitoring of all machines from a single host computer. Data provided by the CDT20 complies with USP < 788 > and all pertinent AAMI/ISO and ASTM standards.

About Dynatek Laboratories:

Dynatek Laboratories is the leader in accelerated in vitro testing of cardiovascular devices, with over twenty-five years of experience. When the need for in vitro testing of vascular stents arose, Dynatek met the need by offering the first stent testing in a dynamic, pulsatile environment. Having performed testing for many of the largest and smallest of companies, we are equipped to meet the testing needs of each individual client. As changes have occurred in stent materials, designs, locations of deployment, and standards for testing, and as more data has been collected concerning failure modes in vivo, Dynatek has modified its capabilities to address these changes.

Information on Dynatek's Coating Durability testing and other testing services offered by Dynatek Laboratories can be found at

*US Patent # 7,621,192 B2

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