About

The Materials and Structural Testing Core is located within the Biomechanics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. For more than 15 years, the core has been serving investigators in a broad range of disciplines.

Its facilities consist of a machine shop, material testing room and anatomical dissection facility, as well as a dedicated room for custom testing devices, including robotic simulators.

The core has a strong history of collaboration with many areas at Mayo Clinic, including:

  • Dental specialties
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physiology and biomedical engineering
  • Radiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Engineering

For investigators seeking further background information on the field of materials and structural testing, the core recommends:

  • Golish SR, et al. Principles of biomechanics and biomaterials in orthopaedic surgery. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2011;93:207.