Testing Insulin Delivery Devices
The treatment for diabetes is nearly as well known as the disease itself, namely the use of insulin pens, insulin pumps, and continuous glucose meters. Mechanical testing plays a crucial role in developing these devices and validating their functional performance.
While force and displacement are traditionally measured, the integration of additional sensors has allowed for testing more device requirements such as delivered volume and injection time. This video highlights the scope of mechanical testing capabilities necessary to support the growth and innovation of the diabetes management market.
CT6 Cobot Configured for Syringe Testing
Instron’s CT6 can be configured as an automated solution for the required testing of syringes. Break loose and glide force testing constitutes the bulk of syringe testing and is used to determine the real-world forces required to operate the syringe. Cobots can be placed separately or in-lined to improve throughput and efficiency in both of these applications.
Curved Needle Test System | Penetration Testing to ASTM F3014-14
Instron's 68SC-1 Curved Needle Test System is specifically designed for testing needles used in wound closure or surgical procedures.
ISO 7886-1: Testing Sterile Hypodermic Syringes
ISO 7886 is a testing standard that regulates the mechanical properties of hypodermic syringes and outlines the specifications for single use hypodermic syringes. This video provides a brief overview of annexes D and E, which must be performed on universal testing machines.
The Definitive Guide to Syringe Testing Per ISO 11040 & ISO 7886
Within the pharmaceutical industry, mechanical testing is mainly comprised of primary containers and combination products. The most common application by far is testing required for syringes. While simple in design, the number of functional and usability tests required can be overwhelming for labs new to these kinds of evaluations. This definitive guide aims to identify the key metrics to assess syringe performance, the most common standards followed internationally, and the ideal fixturing for various syringe types.