Materials Testing Laboratory

Materials Testing Laboratory

With the addition of our materials testing laboratory, we have expanded the services we can offer the medical device industry. The Materials Testing Lab features temperature and humidity control along with the ability to test for the following product characteristics: 

  • Tensile Strength
  • Flexure Strength (for non-homogenous materials)
  • Compressive Strength
  • Shear Strength
  • Peel Adhesion
  • Tear Strength

Our testing capabilities range from adhesive tape & wound care products to medical device packaging. Stand ready to offer this added service to the industries we serve. 

Methods
Services

In-Vitro Wound Management Evaluations

In-vitro evaluations of antimicrobial properties versus ATCC or clinically isolated strains of bacteria relevant to surgical-, burn-, and catheter-related infections. Time-Kill Kinetic studies (planktonic and…
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Wound Healing Properties of Product Materials

Evaluations of rate of cell proliferation, measured as a function of cellular protein expression (e.g., growth factors) in a 3-D model of wound re-epitheliazation.
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Bandage and Wound Care Absorbency Testing

We possess the equipment and facilities to evaluate the absorbency and vapor permeablitiy of bandage and wound care dressings. 
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Injection Site Protection

Injection sites are a common source of nosocomial infections. Proper pre-treatment and prophylaxis of these sites is important to reducing healthcare costs and improving patient well-being.…
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First Aid Wound Management

In-vitro evaluations as described under II-A, and as follows. Screening zone-of-inhibition studies. Studies per methodology prescribed by the FDA: 21 CFR Sections 333 and 369,…
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Hydration Property Testing for Wound Dressings

Studies using human subjects (intact skin) to determine the effectiveness of dressings in maintaining or augmenting skin hydration over time (e.g., alginates, foams, hydrocolloids, hydrogels,…
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