Technical equipment and test procedures

  • CHN analysis
  • Wet-chemical processes: extractions, gravimetry, titrations, residues, various limit tests
  • UV-VIS spectroscopy
  • FTIR Spectroscopy and Microscopy for Material Characterization and Identification
  • REM/EDX: topography of surfaces, direct characterization of deposits, element spectra
  • counting of invisible particles in injectables according to EP, USP and JP
  • HPLC, HPLC-MS/MSn, TD/HS-GC-FID/MS, IC: Identification and quantification of extractable ingredients, degradation and reaction products
  • Protein analysis (Peptide Mapping, protein characterization, protein identification in solution and of particles)
  • ICP-MS/OES: metals in liquids or solids
  • CCI tests (laser headspace, blue bath test)
  • TOC
  • light microscopy
  • Thermal analysis: comparative material characterization (crystallinity, filler content, volatile components, oxidation stability)
  • Rheology: flow behaviour, melt viscosity, molar mass and distribution
  • Mechanical testing: tensile, compressive and bending behaviour, hardness, tightness, adhesive strength, separation and tear propagation behaviour, puncture resistance
  • Climate storage: accelerated ageing, material stability
  • Biological test methods: Cell culture techniques (cytotoxicity), classical microbiology (bacterial counts, resistance), in-vitro bioassays (e.g. for hormone activity), material resistance

 

NEW for you: Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS, AES)

We are the only testing institute in Austria that offers this simple, rapid and cost-effective method under GMP in order to quantitatively test certain elements. For example, you can have plastics or raw materials tested for extractable metals according to pharmacopoeias (Ph.Eur., USP, etc.).