We are excited to announce that we have had another method UKAS accredited to ISO 17025 – EN 13726-2: Test methods for primary wound dressings: Moisture vapour transmission rate of permeable film dressings. The moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR) of a dressing is an important property to assess and it plays a key part in assessing the fluid handling capabilities of a wound dressing. For more information on the accredited MVTR method or how our extensive wound care testing capabilities can support your products development please contact us.
Wound care manufactures and caregivers are aware that the entrapment of fluid in dressings can lead to significant issues in skin repair. It is important that dressings can demonstrate sufficient permeability to moisture vapour, and they prevent fluid from collecting between the dressing and skin. The use of this test allows us to determine if a dressing retains moisture in a wound, or wicks the moisture into the dressing, and away from the wound. The dressing can be tested when in contact with water vapour (to mimic dressings not in direct contact with the wound) and can be tested when in contact with liquid (to mimic dressings that are in contact with wound exudate).
Some of our other UKAS accredited methods relating to wound care include Minimum Biofilm Eradication (MBEC) assays, CDC Biofilm reactor assays, Drip Flow Reactor biofilm assays and standard bactericidal tests such as EN 1276. Along with our broad list of accreditations, we offer customisable test methods and models, such as our ex vivo skin, barrier testing and peel force testing. Our team can support you in regulatory submission, the early R&D stages or assist in demonstrating the USP of your product. Contact us today to discuss how our outsourced expertise testing can progress your projects timeline.