Keeping it clean
ensuring that biomedical devices are free of surface contamination
due to particles.
Particle Measuring Systems has launched a new testing station for ensuring that biomedical devices are free of surface contamination due to particles.
The Surfex-100 measures particle levels on complex shaped devices by combining ultrasonic extraction, high sensitivity optical particle measurements and automated software control to accurately quantify the surface cleanliness.
Applications include measuring the cleanliness of biomedical devices such as orthopedics, cardiovascular, dental, and ophthalmological materials.
PMS says the Surfex-100 lowers the cost of evaluating surface cleanliness by increasing sample through-put dramatically over manual methods, such as microscopy and filtering.
The product is available with a variety of particle counter sensitivities and ultrasonic frequencies to provide surface cleanliness testing that can be customised to an individual application.
Meanwhile, PMS has started offering a surface contamination testing service that it maintains can reduce clients' testing costs while providing more reliable data. It can also provide testing hardware and application expertise that will allow the measurements to be made at the customer's facility.