Testing & Characterisation for the Healthcare Sector
With our testing services for the healthcare sector, we extend beyond the standard testing protocols and push the boundaries of what's possible.
From mapping the chemical profiles on material surfaces and efficacy testing for microbes, to wear testing of orthopaedic implants, our materials expertise is helping some of the industry's most innovative companies to optimise products, develop new materials, and overcome issues.
We provide accurate and reliable data with in-depth interpretation for all your materials and devices.
We test and characterise a full range of properties and analyse the chemical makeup of your materials and products, the distribution of actives, the composition of staining or contamination, and more. We also test for physical and mechanical properties and have the expertise to understand how all of the key properties and structures of your materials and products contribute to their overall performance.
Our world-leading surface science team measures quantitative and
qualitative surface properties on a wide range of materials. Material surfaces
provide important performance characteristics and often functional properties
too. Characterising the surface of materials is important to understanding
performance and how a product interacts with its environment.
Surface science analysis is also a powerful tool in analysing how active ingredients are deposited, investigating wear patterns and helping to substantiate product performance claims.
The concept of Quality by Design (QbD) is not a new idea but it is only in recent years that it has been considered for all aspects of the development process for pharmaceutical products
Wear simulation for implantable knee, hip and intervertebral spinal disc prostheses have all been well documented and standardised tests methods have been created to assess the performance of these medical device implants
In this white paper we discuss what role inorganics can play in restoring and maintaining tooth functionality and the advantages that inorganics can provide in this area for developing technologies
Advances in high resolution imaging of both topographical features and chemical species’ distribution have been applied increasingly in the characterisation of commercially important surfaces
This white paper explores the market drivers for abuse deterrence and identifies possible solutions
In this white paper we look at why the testing of implants is so important. Traditional test methods and their limitations are detailed and adverse event testing is discussed
Characterisation of the surface chemical composition of medical implants
A high-resolution surface topography method was utilised to measure dentine tissue loss and surface roughness
Lucideon has worked with Greatbatch Medical to help them gain FDA approval
Lucideon testing helps to optimize the coating process of powders
Surface contamination investigation