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NAMSA is a global medical research organization. We help medical device companies get their devices to market sooner which improves patient lives around the globe. NAMSA started in 1967, by Dr. Theodore Gorski. Dr. Gorski saw a need to test polymeric materials for pharmaceutical container testing. By following methods outlined in the United States Pharmacopeia, he successfully performed the requested testing and soon thereafter, Dr. Gorski established Science Associates, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) focused on medical device and materials testing. Nearly a decade later, the United States Congress authorized the U.S. FDA to regulate medical devices. By that time, North American Science Associates (NAmSA) had already developed a testing matrix to assure biological safety of medical devices and materials, which was later incorporated in to the Tripartite Guidance, TC194 and is part of today’s ISO 10993 requirements. NAMSA has transformed over the years to become the World's first Medical Research Organization. NAMSA has proudly played an integral role in developing domestic and international standards for testing medical devices, materials and In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) products. NAMSA’s services have grown to include regulatory, reimbursement and quality consulting, as well as clinical research solutions. Our culture is one of quality, integrity, collaboration, kindness, helping others, and learning.
Northwood, Ohio
Medical Devices
1001-5000 employees
Founded 1967

When we feel free to be ourselves, we thrive.


Make a scientific contribution to every medical device in the world. Help our clients develop and deliver innovative medical products to improve patient health.


  • Perform high quality, honest work for our clients.
  • Deliver timely results and services.
  • Fulfill our regulatory obligations.
  • Respect our Associates by paying them a fair wage and providing opportunities for personal development and advancement.
  • Grow and manage financial resources judiciously for the long term continuity of the business.
  • Above all, conduct ourselves with integrity.

Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrate individuality, recognize and embrace the strength of diversity, and nurture a culture of respect and equity for all



Health Savings Accounts

Life Insurance

Short Term Disability 

Long Term Disability 


Tuition Reimbursement

Paid Time Off (PTO)



Bereavement Leave 

NAMSA Gives – Charitable Gift Match Program



 Paid Volunteer Time

Employee Assistance Program

Health FSA and Limited Purpose FSA

Dependent Care FSA

Annual Wellness Subsidy

Additional voluntary offerings:  Accident, Legal Shield, and ID Shield


We are passionately committed to the partnership between one another and our clients to improve and save lives through a respectful, trusting and collaborative environment.

Our culture is one of quality, integrity, collaboration, kindness, helping others, and learning.

Social impact

NAMSA has been providing, developing and and helping medical device companies around the world deliver novel medical device technologies since 1967.

NAMSA has a rich history of serving clients and advancing global patient healthcare.

Opportunities at NAMSA