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    Thank you to everyone who replied. I have summarized
    the replies below.

    Original message:

    Dear Biomech-l'ers,
    I am in need of some assistance. Can anyone direct me
    to some highly reputable mechanical testing facilities
    capable of independently validating some internal test
    results? The tests are straightforward mechanical
    tests on knee braces using an MTS.

    My web searching to date has not yielded many sound
    leads with experience or capabilities in this area.

    Any leads you can provide would be greatly

    Thank you,
    Colin Gregersen
    Manager, Applied Research
    dj Orthopedics
    800-321-9549 x5659

    Summary of Replies:

    Todd Baldini
    Lab Manager - Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Phone: 303 724 0684
    Fax: 303 724 0919

    Dr. MaryBeth Horodyski
    University of Florida

    I would recommend Michigan Technological University.
    When I was a grad there I had done some testing on
    braces and I know several have done so before me. They
    are very familiar with it.
    Contact Dr Gopal Jayaraman. They have a web page with
    contact info.

    Tammy Haut Donahue

    Ed Barber
    Manager - Materials Testing Laboratory
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Dept. Biomedical Engineering
    voice: 216-444-2719
    cell: 440-669-9897

    Edward Morra, MSME

    Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
    Lutheran Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Health System
    1730 West 25th Street
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113
    216.523.7014 vox
    216.523.7005 fax

    Elizabeth G. Loboa, Ph.D.
    North Carolina State University
    Voice: 919.513.4015
    Fax: 919.513.3814

    Luca Cristofolini

    Jack Bradshaw, PhD

    Musculoskeletal Research Center,, contact Dr. Savio Woo. Dr.
    Michael Sacks
    has a biaxial testing machine, also at the University
    of Pittsburgh.

    Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D., P.E.
    Director, Biomechanics Laboratory
    Consultant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Mayo Clinic/Mayo Foundation
    Phone: (507) 284-2262
    FAX: (507) 266-2227

    Doug Moore

    A.U. Dan Daniels, Ph.D.
    University of Basel
    Felix Platter Hospital
    Lab Tel 41-61-326-4049
    Lab Fax 41-61-326-4434
    Mob Tel 41-79-687-1661 (Daniels)

    Dawn Lissy,
    Empirical Testing Corp.,
    601 Towpath
    Rd. Unit A, Broadview Hts, OH 44147,
    440.546.0966 ph,
    440.838.8690 fax,,

    Dr.Jeremy Gilbert
    Syracuse university

    Enduratec ( provides in-house
    testing services.

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