Birmingham launches Dental and Biomaterials Testing Service
The Birmingham Dental and Biomaterials Testing Service (BiMaTs) has been launched by the University of Birmingham Enterprise, UK.
It is reportedly set to provide consultancy and a comprehensive materials testing service for dental and biomaterial manufacturers
BiMaTs is co-founded by internationally recognised academic researchers Professor Josette Camilleri and Professor Will Palin.
The consultancy element will be key to BiMaTs according to the University of Birmingham, which will offer a range of services to assess the mechanical and physical properties of materials and the biological properties of material-tissue interfaces, including developing protocols that are specific to the needs of individual clients.
BiMaTs has been set up as using a model of commercialisation known as an Operating Division, which allows industry rapid access to flexible, 'cutting-edge' services based on Birmingham’s academic expertise.