Can You Syringe A BioScience Material?
Bioscience engineering is producing an array of new materials for use in the human body. Dental adhesives, ophthalmic fluids, bone joint fillers are but a few of the examples. Physical property testing is needed to qualify the performance of these materials, both in terms of how they handle as well as their final application within the body.
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Medical Device Package Inspection Case Study
Medical device manufacturing is a labor intensive process, requiring operator involvement from manufacturing through final inspection of products.
Pharmaceutical Company Cuts Packaging Costs
In tough economic times, First Priority, manufacturer of generic veterinary pharmaceutical products, decided it was time to take a hard look at where they could cut costs without compromising on efficiencies and quality of their products.
Striving For Label Perfection In Clinical Trials
No other labeling process in the pharmaceutical industry is as complex as clinical trial labeling. Clintrak Clinical Labeling Services knows this first hand and has been committed to finding a way to reduce the amount of time and money spent on proofreading in order to improve their process.
Viscosity Flow Curve Tells All
Characterizing any material for flow behavior involves testing it over a range of shear rates relevant to how it is processed in manufacturing or how it is used by the consumer. Ointments, for example, are used to coat human body parts like skin, lips, finger/toe nails, hair, eyeballs, etc. The coating action is such that the medicinal mixture, once applied to the surface of the object, spreads as it is rubbed into place. Therefore, a relevant viscosity test would employ shear rates that mimic this type of spreading action.
Rupture Test: A Quick and Easy Way to Avoid Soft Gel Capsule Failure
When soft gel capsules rupture during production, packaging or subsequent handling, the damage is oftentimes more extensive than just the single capsule that fails. When consumed by patients, if the active ingredients in soft gel capsules fail to escape as designed at the appropriate time (by rupture, dissolution, or melting), then the product is a failure. Both types of problems are due to non-conforming capsule film strength. How can you predict these types of problems before they occur? Performing a simple rupture test is the quickest way to avoid these potential disasters.
By Eric Chiang, Product Manager, Brookfield
Absorption Vs. Ultraviolet-Visible Range Spectrophotometry
Spectrophotometry is a technique employed when quantitative measurement and analysis of specific spectra of light is required. From simple quality assurance techniques to advanced chemical analysis, spectrophotometry is a robust and widely used process that spans multiple disciplines and industries. By Randy Klimek