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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Procedural Reliability In Pharmaceutical Production
The worst thing that can happen on a pharmaceutical production line is a mix-up, i.e. either the product or the ID code is not what it should be.
High-Speed Pharmaceutical Glass Vial Inspection With In-Sight Vision Systems
Few industrial sectors have such stringent quality requirements as the pharmaceutical industry. To meet these exacting specifications, companies are increasingly utilizing intelligent vision systems.
Destructive Testing: Does Your Hard Tablet Measure Up?
Vitamins and medicines oftentimes come in the form of hard tablets. Manufacturers need to ensure that they hold together from time of manufacture to moment of consumption by the customer. R&D scientists have come up with a battery of tests that can evaluate the physical properties of tablets related to fracturability and crush worthiness. Instruments of choice called “Texture Analyzers” which have come initially from the food industry are being used to perform these tests.
Medical Device Package Inspection Case Study
Medical device manufacturing is a labor intensive process, requiring operator involvement from manufacturing through final inspection of products.
Determination Of Cell Aggregation In Bacteria Cultures With An Automatic And Reliable Method
The percentage of aggregates in bacteria cultures may be determined by employing the Coulter Principle, also known as Electrical Sensing Zone (ESZ) technique. The ISO International Standard 13319 describes this technique. By Andres Lobeiras, Product Manager, Beckman Coulter, Inc
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.