Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches

In vitro skin irritation test according to ISO 10993-23:2021

Regulatory reference: ISO 10993-23:2021.
Claim: Biocompatible
Application field: Raw materials and finished products.
Description of the test: In vitro skin irritation test for solid medical devices according to ISO 10993-23:2021.
Posted in Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, Protection and barrier effect, Raw materials for medical devices, Surgical devices and medications, Claim for medical devices, Biocompatible

Bioburden: Microbiological cleanliness analysis according to UNI EN ISO 11737-1:2018 and UNI EN 14683:2019

Regulatory reference: UNI EN ISO 11737-1:2018 and UNI EN 14683:2019.
Claim: Determination of bacterial charge
Application field: Raw materials and finished products.
Description of the test: The Bioburden analysis is designed to determine the microbiological cleanliness of medical face masks in order to evaluate their suitability for medical usage.
Posted in Determination of bacterial charge, Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, Protection and barrier effect, Raw materials for medical devices, Surgical devices and medications, Claim for medical devices

Bacterial Filtration Efficacy (BFE) testing according to ISO 14683

Regulatory reference: ISO 14683:2019 (B).
Claim: BFE (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency)
Application field: Raw materials and finished products.
Description of the test: Bacterial Filtration Efficacy (BFE) testing according to EN 14683:2019 (B) through Andersen six stage viable impactor. The analysis is performed on textile samples for the production of surgical masks or on finished surgical masks.
Abich successfully took part in the first Interlaboratory BFE Round-Robin organized by a certified ISO/IEC 17043 provider to guarantee the accuracy of analytical data for surgical masks testing.
Posted in BFE (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency), Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, Protection and barrier effect, Raw materials for medical devices, Surgical devices and medications, Claim for medical devices

Determination of antiviral activity of textile products according to ISO 18184:2019 (E)

Regulatory reference: ISO 18184:2019 (E).
Claim: Antiviral activity
Application field: Raw materials and finished products.
Description of the test: The test can be performed on textiles (wool, fibers, spun materials, bundles, knitwear fabrics). Tested products can be used in hospitals and healthcare facilities, or as upholstery materials on transports. The virus strands used in the test are “Type A flu” and “Feline carcinovirus”. Other virus strands can be tested upon requests, following a feasibility study.
Posted in Antiviral activity, Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, Claim for medical devices

Antiviral activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces according to ISO 21702:2019 (E)

Regulatory reference: ISO 21702:2019 (E).
Claim: Antiviral activity
Application field: Raw materials and finished products.
Description of the test: The test can be performed on plastics, upholstery materials, ceramics, natural or artificial leather, stainless steel, rubbers. The virus strands used in the test are “Type A flu” and “Feline carcinovirus”. Other virus strands can be tested upon requests, following a feasibility study.
Posted in Antiviral activity, Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, Claim for medical devices

Quantification of trace substances and impurities

Regulatory reference: UE Regulation
Claim: Titer of substances
Application field: Cosmetics and medical devices.
Description of the test: Analysis of trace substances, residues and impurities for quality control purposes through UPLC or GC-MS. Includes sample preparation.
Posted in Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, Cosmetic raw materials, Raw materials for medical devices, Surgical devices and medications, Claim for cosmetics, Claim for medical devices, Titer of substances

UV protection of textile products (UPF)

Regulatory reference: BS EN 13758-1:2001
Claim: UV protection factor for textiles (UPF)
Application field: Textile fabrics, clothes, bandages.
Description of the test: Evaluation of the protection in the UV spectrum granted by textile protective items or similar products through analysis of the absorbance.
Posted in Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, UV protection factor for textiles (UPF), Claim for medical devices

Stability test

Regulatory reference: ICH or ISO
Claim: Accelerated stability tests
Application field: Medical devices and cosmetics.
Description of the test: Accelerated stability test according to ICH guidelines and ISO regulatory requirements, for medical devices and cosmetics.
Posted in Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, Heating and cooling products, Mucoadhesive products, Accelerated stability test, Protection and barrier effect, Substance-based, Surgical devices and medications, Make up, Claim for cosmetics, Claim for medical devices, Accelerated stability tests

Biocompatibility test

Regulatory reference: ISO 10993-10
Claim: Biocompatible
Application field: Finished products, textiles, solid products by eluate.
Description of the test: Biocompatibility test: triple analysis for irritation, cytotoxicity and sensitization potential.
Posted in Vaginal products and Condom, Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, Heating and cooling products, Mucoadhesive products, Protection and barrier effect, Raw materials for medical devices, Substance-based, Surgical devices and medications, Claim for medical devices, Biocompatible

Challenge Test

Regulatory reference: ISO 11930 for cosmetics; European Pharmacopoeia for medical devices
Claim: Efficacy of preservatives
Application field: Cosmetics and medical devices.
Description of the test: Challenge test for the evaluation of the efficacy of preservative systems according to ISO guidelines (for cosmetics) and European Pharmacopoeia (for medical devices).
Posted in Vaginal products and Condom, Fabrics, plastics and polymer patches, Heating and cooling products, Mucoadhesive products, Protection and barrier effect, Detergents, Raw materials for medical devices, Substance-based, Surgical devices and medications, Make up, Moisturizers, Preservative systems, Claim for cosmetics, Claim for medical devices, Efficacy of preservatives