RIH Orthopaedic Foundation


Medical Device Testing and

Orthopaedic Research

About Us

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit research organization and an A2LA ISO 17025 accredited mechanical testing laboratory (Cert. # 2278.01), the RIH Orthopaedic Foundation is uniquely positioned between the academic and industrial sectors of the orthopedic space. Originally established as a training resource for the Brown University Orthopedic Residency Program, RIHOF also supports medical device manufacturers with mechanical testing, bioskills laboratories, biomedical research, and innovation strategy. Whether assisting a fourth-year orthopedic resident with their research project or helping a startup gather data for their first 510k submission, RIHOF is committed to delivering quality results and advancing the field of orthopedics.

Bioskills Lab

The RIHOF bioskills suite provides a convenient, cost-effective, and confidential setting for cadaveric evaluations. Our lab can accommodate groups of all sizes from one-on-one resident skills sessions to large group product demonstrations.

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Mechanical Testing

As an A2LA ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited mechanical testing laboratory, the RIH Orthopaedic Foundation Test Facility is equipped to assist medical device manufacturers with all of their research and development needs.

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Biomechanical Research

Through the combined utilization of the bioskills and mechanical test laboratories, RIHOF enables orthopedic clinicians and industry collaborators to conduct cutting edge biomechanical research in areas such as joint stability, fracture fixation, ligament reconstruction, range of motion and alternative surgical approaches.

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Innovation Strategy

By leveraging our technical knowledge, industry experience, and relationships with key opinion leaders, RIHOF provides comprehensive assessments of and actionable insights into targeted sectors of the medical device industry.

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Our team is ready to assist you with all your research and testing needs.