The long-awaited part 23 of ISO 10993, the series of standards governing Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices, was published in January 2021. It was the first to introduce validated methods for in-vitro irritation tests. This article reviews the latest developments and identifies the cases in which manufacturers can avoid animal experiments.
Intensive chemistry requirements are creating massive data sets of chemicals, all of which need to be assessed for biological safety. This deluge of data is making equivocal results far more common than ever before. Fortunately, manufacturers can take steps to mitigate risk and support the safety of their products.
Surface science sheds light on certain properties to help interpret and precisely control these behaviors, allowing OEMs to innovate with confidence.
In order to meet the worldwide need for faster and affordable testing processes, companies must shift goals and apply resources to ending this pandemic.
Adhesives are ubiquitous. With virtually limitless applications, the retail stick-to skin market is a good choice for companies looking to expand their product offerings.