Effective Leak and Blockage Testing of Vascular Access Sheaths

Reagent Vascular access sheaths, also referred to as sheath introducers or introducer sheaths, operate as a blood-blocking access port where catheters and guidewires can then more easily and effectively be threaded into a patient’s vasculature.  These devices are commonly designed with a molded and ... Read More

How to Effectively Leak Test Reagent Cartridges

Reagent cassettes are commonly used in larger bio labs or point-of-care facilities for infection verification or genetic determination by automated and semi-automated diagnostic (IVD) testing, gene sequencing, and micro-array scanning instrumentation/analyzers.    Leak testing can be performed on ... Read More

Reliable Leak and Blockage Testing of Medical Microfluidic Chips

Microfluidic chips may be tiny, but these devices perform a big job in healthcare. These mass-produced “lab-on-a-chip” devices perform chemical analyses of extremely small volumes of fluids. Read More

How to automate your test system for medical device leak and blockage testing, reducing operator dependence and increasing efficiency

Medical device manufacturing requires effective, consistent and accurate testing—proper functioning in the field relies on it. Automating your leak test and blockage testing systems enables medical device manufacturers to reduce human operator error, minimize false rejects and increase ... Read More

Considerations for leak testing ventilator tubes and circuits

Ventilator tubes and respiratory breathing tubes provide a crucial function in healthcare. Respiratory breathing tubes are primarily used to provide an umbilical connection between a ventilator and the patient for inhalation and exhalation gas management. In some cases, they are also used for ... Read More

Choosing Effective Leak Test Seals and Connectors for Medical Device Manufacturing

In the medical manufacturing industry, reliable quality testing is of the utmost importance—particularly when it comes to leak testing. And an accurate and reliable leak test starts with leak test seals and connectors you can trust. Leaking seals are the primary cause of misleading leak test ... Read More

The updated Sentinel Blackbelt: Most powerful single-channel benchtop leak tester on the market

Manufacturers around the world rely on the multi-functional Sentinel Blackbelt. Why? With so many standard features and available options, it’s easy to customize a leak test for a wide variety of scenarios. Read More

Leak Testing Considerations for Catheters

Pressure decay testing is most commonly used in catheter leak testing. Of course, there are some test variations to accommodate different types of catheters, so you need to have the right pressure decay leak test system for the specific type of catheter. This blog post will review leak testing ... Read More

How to choose the right method for testing medical devices for blockage

There are many important applications for blockage testing in the disposable medical device manufacturing industry. These include catheters, tubing sets, valves, needles, restrictors/regulators, microfluidic chips, respiratory components, suction therapy devices, and more.  The main methods used ... Read More

Medical device manufacturing: Test instrument features to help ensure compliance in the era of Industry 4.0

Contract manufacturers in the medical device space must comply with complex regulatory requirements such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Title 21 CFR Part 11, as well as the European Medicines Agency’s comparable Annex 11. These guidelines extend to the manufacturing, testing, packaging ... Read More