NIOM is a joint Nordic biomaterial science institute and contract test laboratory. Research, materials evaluation and participation in international and European standardization support our vision: aiming at safe and well-functioning biomaterials in the Nordic countries. The accredited test laboratory delivers high-quality, accurate and independent results to the customer at R&D, pre-market and post-market phases of product development.


New Managing Director at NIOM

New Managing Director at NIOM

Professor Per Vult von Steyern, 62, from Malmö, has commenced as Managing Director of NIOM, as of May 1. Professor Vult von Steyern is Doctor of Odontology and former chair of the ….

New free webinar out now

New free webinar out now

Curious about NIOMs program for visiting scientists? Listen to our new webinar and hear about the experiences of two former guest researchers.


Genes a factor in fighting dental erosion

Erosive tooth wear is a growing problem. While the causes are many, from increased consumption of soda and acidic food, we now know that genes play a role too. A recent NIOM study looks delves into the subject matter.

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Cobalt in dental devices

The use of cobalt in dental devices as crowns, bridges and removable partial prosthesis have now raised concern as cobalt is classified as a CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, toxic to Reproduction) substance, says Jon E. Dahl, CEO at NIOM.

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NIOM has established a programme for the quality evaluation of a number of dental products. The evaluation is based on testing of the products according to methods in relevant ISO and other standards, or according to other well-established and documented test methods. Products fulfilling the set requirements are granted permission to use the NIOM TESTED quality seal. The NIOM TESTED quality seal confirms that the product meets the requirements specified by NIOM.