Materials Testing Laboratory

Materials Testing Laboratory

Materials Testing

BioScience Laboratories (BSLI) can support manufacturers of bandages, dressings, and their combinations with our Material Testing services.  The BSLI Laboratory is temperature and humidity controlled to provide you the testing conditions necessary to make your submission and marketing claims.  Our technicians will provide data on your materials and adhesives with the following methods:
  • Absorbency testing per EN 13726-1
  • MVTR testing per EN 13726-2
  • Dry Strength testing per ASTM D5035
  • Wet Strength testing per ASTM D5035
  • Adhesive Strength testing per ASTM D3330/D3330M
  • Waterproofness, per EN 13726-3
  • Conformability, per EN 13726-4
  • Tensile test and tear resistance test for urethane foam, per ASTM D3574 Sections E and F
  • Testing for antibacterial activity and efficacy on textile products Per JIS L1902
  • Assessment of Antibacterial Finishes on Textiles per AATCC 100
  • Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds – ASTM D903
  • Peel Adhesion of Pressure Sensitive Tape - ASTM D3330
  • T-Peel Test - ASTM D1876
  • Adhesive Loop Tack Strength Test - ASTM D6195
  • Tensile Strength of Tissue Adhesives - ASTM F2258
  • Strength Properties of Tissue Adhesive by T-Peel Loading - ASTM F2256
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ASTM D3574 Sections E & F Tensile Test & Tear Resistance Test

These test methods are designed to test the strength of flexible cellular materials, specifically “Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams”.  The strength of cellular materials…
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ASTM D903 Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds

This standard test method is used to determine the comparative peel or stripping strength of adhesive bonds when tested on standard-sized material and under defined…
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EN 13726-1 Absorbency Testing

Wound dressings are used to soak-up or remove excess fluid.  This test determines the amount of fluid the dressing can absorb.  BSLI can perform this…
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ASTM D3330 Peel Adhesion of Pressure Sensitive Tape

This test method is a tool for quality assurance to provide data regarding the requirements for a minimum and maximum peel value for a specific…
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EN 13726-2 MVTR Testing

Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate test is performed on primary wound dressings to help you determine the effects of moisture on the wound upon which the…
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ASTM D1876 T-Peel Test

This test method is designed to determine the relative peel resistance of your tape adhesive to flexible surfaces.  This method can be performed under environmentally…
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EN 13726-3 Waterproofness

This test method provides information on wound dressings that act as a barrier to moisture entering a wound.  This test method places water under hydrostatic…
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ASTM D6195 Adhesive Loop Tack Strength Test

This standard test method is used to determine the tack strength of pressure sensitive adhesives.  This method can be performed under environmentally controlled conditions and…
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EN 13726-4 Conformability

This test method provides measures of the resistance to stretching, and the dressing’s ability to return to its original shape.  The material is measured before…
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ASTM F2258 Tensile Strength of Tissue Adhesives

This test method provides a means for comparison of tissue adhesives strengths intended for use as surgical adhesives and/or sealants on soft tissue.  It can…
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ASTM D5035 Dry Strength Testing and Wet Strength Testing

This test determines the breaking force and elongation of textile fabrics used for dressing or bandage material.  There are provisions for wet and dry fabrics,…
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ASTM F2256 Strength Properties of Tissue Adhesive by T-Peel Loading

This test method provides a means for comparison of tissue adhesives strengths intended for use as surgical adhesives and/or sealants on soft tissue.  It can…
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ASTM D3330/D3330M Adhesive Strength Testing

These test methods are used on pressure-sensitive tapes to show the relative bond strength of a given tape to one or more surfaces.  The surface…
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JIS L1902 Determination of Antibacterial Activity of Antibacterial Materials

This standard test method evaluates the antibacterial activity of antibacterial finished textile products including woven and non-woven material.  The materials are inoculated with a known…
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AATCC - 100

Antimicrobial Finishes on Textile Materials This test method provides a quantitative procedure for the evaluation of the degree of antibacterial activity. Assessment of antibacterial finishes…
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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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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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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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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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