Archive for the ‘Testing’ Category

The Value of Validation in Medtech Packaging

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Packaging abuse is all in a day’s work for Frans Kateman, Production and Validation Engineer at Sealed Air Nelipak (Venray, Netherlands). He drops packaging from various heights, exposes it to heat in an accelerated ageing chamber, subjects it to high pressure conditions, and shakes it every which way. Following a ...

Battenberg Opens Robotics Testing Centre

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Responding to customer demand for robotics testing services, Battenberg Robotic GmbH has opened its Messrobotic Testing Center (MTC) at the company headquarters in Marburg, Germany. The centre allows the company to provide its expertise in objective haptic quality assessments as a service.

Instron Introduces Polyurethane Cover to Protect Testing Systems from Liquid

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Instron, a provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, has introduced BioCoat: a polyurethane protective cover designed for Instron Series 5940 single column testing systems. Applications performed on the systems include mechanical low-force in-vitro testing of biomaterials and components as well as materials for ...

Modern Static Analysis Drives Progress and Safety in Medical Software

Friday, November 30th, 2012

More than half of existing medical devices depend on software in one form or another, either as an embedded system in the finished device or during its manufacture, according to development testing company Coverity (Camberley, UK). While software drives advances in medical technology, it also creates risk, especially as it ...

New IEC 60601-1-11 Standard Addresses Home Healthcare Environment

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

IEC 60601-1-11, which became mandatory in the European Union on 1 June 2012, outlines new requirements for the design and verification of a range of home use and point-of-care medical devices, notes SGS Medical Devices Services. The new standard differs from the general IEC 60601-1 in relation to requirements for ...

Intertek Introduces Medical Device Polymer Testing Toolbox

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Testing and certification company Intertek has introduced the Medical Device Polymer Testing Toolbox for clients involved in the processing of raw materials and manufacturing of polymer components for medical devices and associated packaging. The idea behind the service is to clear away the clutter and provide materials scientists with the ...

Why Medical Device Manufacturers Must Practise Future-Minded Purchasing Today

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Guest blogger Dave Selin, European Sales Manager, Uson, writes: The EU directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) is a fine example of why device manufacturers making instrument and equipment purchasing decisions today must anticipate the medical device designs of the ...

Rigel Medical Inks Distribution Agreement with imtmedical

Friday, June 1st, 2012

UK-based Rigel Medical and Swiss firm imtmedical have formed an alliance to extend the range of biomedical testing products and services available to UK and Ireland customers. The agreement will see Rigel providing sales, technical and after-sales support for imtmedical's respiratory test equipment range, which includes ventilator testers including the latest ...

Finding the Worm in Apples-to-Apples Comparisons

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Guest blogger Dave Selin, European Sales Manager, Uson, writes: Remember the last time you did your homework before purchasing a new computer? You read consumer reviews online and found all the third-party ratings you could. My wager is that your research project found a glitch when you ran up against different ...

Uson-Innovative Systems Provides Single-Source Solution for Automated Leak Testing

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

From the wire: Maker of leak testers Uson has announced a joint venture with automation specialist Innovative Products and Equipment. Uson-Innovative Systems (UIS; Houston, TX, USA) marries a deep bench of mechanical and control engineering talent from Innovative Products and Equipment with Uson’s leak testing applications engineering team, says Uson ...

Minor Components Can Have an Oversized Impact on Testing Systems

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Guest blogger Dave Selin, European Sales Manager, Uson, writes: When it comes to nondestructive testing, the types of components used to create the test circuits always have an impact on a testing system's capabilities. In leak testers, for example, the size of the system’s valves and sensors can make or break the ...

Equipment Validation Is an Opportunity, Not Just a Burden

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Guest blogger Dave Selin, European Sales Manager, Uson, writes: Perhaps how someone feels about the rigors of equipment validation processes depends upon where he or she sits, and when. A quality engineer at a cardiac catheter manufacturing plant exporting to the United States may curse the onerous IQ (installation qualification), PQ (performance ...