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Not only do drugs lose potency over time, but contamination increases. Both are caused by the permeability of the packaging. Additionally, the contamination of any sterile-wrapped products such as syringes and dressings increases. To improve the life of these products this permeability needs to be measured and improved.
Technology leader Versaperm has introduced a new multi-chamber instrument to measure the permeability of drug capsules and a wide range of other packaging including, bottles, tubs, sachets and inhalers etc. Applications include any form of packaging - from unitary-dose blister packs through to syringe wraps …. plus everything in between.
Versaperm's The The permeability measurement system can measure vapour permeability, quickly, accurately and with minimal operator training. Yet it is typically accurate to a few parts per million or better (parts per billion for some materials and gasses).
It can measure the vapour permeability of almost any material against almost any gas/vapour and, unlike conventional gravimetric measurements, which take days or even weeks, it can produce results in as little as 30 minutes for some materials. This speeds the never-ending quest for effective packaging with new marketing and technical features.
The new instrument can cope with several samples at a time. However, for companies who test too few samples to make the purchase of equipment viable, Versaperm also offers a fast turn around laboratory testing service.
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