AGAWAM, MASS. - June 16, 2009 -Microtest Laboratories is an industry leader in providing validation studies is now offering accelerated aging studies as part of Microtest's portfolio of package validation services.
Microtest uses accelerated aging studies to aid medical device manufacturers in predicting what will occur to the packaging or product during normal storage conditions. Studies are used to set preliminary shelf life dates, the period during which the product remains stable for its intended use.
Available accelerated aging studies from Microtest include:
o Standard chamber temperature studies (-70C, -20C, 25C 60% RH), (30C 65%RH), (35C 75% RH), (40C 75%RH), (50C 10-50% RH),( 55C 10-50%RH), (60C 10-50%RH)
o Post-stability/aging testing
o Custom studies
Backup storage is guaranteed. All chambers are monitored by SCADA, a 24-hour temperature monitoring system that alerts Microtest personnel to out of tolerance conditions, and feature back-up power.
"Unlike some other labs, at Microtest advanced SCADA systems monitor test chambers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So customers and regulators can be sure humidity and temperature remain within prescribed ranges," said Steven Richter, Ph. D., President and Scientific Founder of Microtest Laboratories (www.microtestlabs.com). "And since we offer a full range of drug testing at a single source, products aren't exposed to temperature or humidity hazards in transit between tests."
Microtest is widely recognized for its problem-solving expertise in medical device contract manufacturing. Services include single-source production and testing, plus dedicated product management.
For more information on Microtest's complete portfolio of services, visit Microtest Laboratories on the Web at www.microtestlabs.com/medical-device-testing/package-validation-testing.html, or call 1-800-631-1680.
Or, visit Microtest at the 2009 MD&M East, June 9th-11st, in Booth 1442 in the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center New York, NY.
Microtest is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company's expertise and flexible processes enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.