Materials for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Applications

Implantable, disposable, API, packaging support and more

As new products and systems are created for drug delivery, implantable or disposable applications, questions arise about their physical performance, mechanical stability and more. To complement Intertek’s pharmaceutical services, such as extractables and leachables, release testing, and stability, our experts in materials, polymers, chemicals, analytical and mechanical testing apply their know-how to a wide range of issues that the medical industry faces today. Our technical experts support our clients as they navigate new raw material qualifications, failure investigations, manufacturing mishaps, product performance and competitive evaluation.

  • Impurity or unknown identification (particles, fibers, surface defects)
    • Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) microscopy
    • Confocal Raman spectroscopy
    • Scanning electron microscopy - energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS)
  • Polymorph identification with aging or conditioning
    • Polarized light microscopy
    • Raman spectroscopy
    • Differential scanning calorimetry
    • Powder X-ray diffraction
    • Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Reverse engineering (liquids, solids, polymers)
    • FTIR
    • Liquids NMR
    • Thermal testing
    • Gel permeation chromatography
  • Glass and polymeric packaging performance (USP<1660>, flexible packaging, failure evaluation)
    • FTIR microscopy
    • SEM-EDS
    • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
    • Inductively coupled plasma (ICP)
    • Raman mapping
    • Oxygen transmission rate (OTR) and Water vapor transmission rate (MVTR)
  • Polymer composition, mechanical properties, and compatibility
    • Liquids NMR
    • FTIR
    • Dynamic mechanical analysis
    • Thermal analysis
 
 
 

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