Bioabsorbable Polymer Analytical Services

  • What are Bioabsorbable Polymers?

    Bioabsorbable polymers are materials used in implanted medical devices whose purpose is to provide a physical structure to assist healing and/or to act as a delivery mechanism for a therapeutic purpose. An advantage of these polymers is that they can fully dissolve once their therapeutic purpose is complete.

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Bioabsorbable Polymer Testing Services at EKG Labs

EKG Labs provides analytical testing services to support the development of medical devices that incorporate bioabsorbable polymers. We have experience working with a variety of bioabsorbable polymers including poly(glycolic acid) (PGA), poly(L-lactic acid) (PLA), and hydrogels.

Analytical Techniques
  • Extractable and Leachable Testing (ISO 10993)
  • Degradation and Aging Studies
  • Gel Permeation/Size Exclusion Chromatography
  • Residual Solvents via Headspace Gas Chromatography (HS-GC)
  • Hydroxyl and Carboxylic Acid End Group Titration
  • Heavy Metal Analysis
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) for determination of co-polymer ratios
  • Customized analytical programs
Bioabsorbable Polymer Device Expertise
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Tissue Scaffolds
  • Wound Healing
  • Stents
  • Regenerative Medical Devices
  • Sutures