AMTZ sets up centre for bio-materials testing to help cos to test productsPublish Date : Jul 30, 2018
A scientific facility – Centre for Biomaterial Testing – has been developed in country’s first medical technology manufacturing park- Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone (AMTZ) to help manufacturers test their products and assist them to overcome deficiencies in their products, thereby enhancing product value in the market.
The facility will help serve the purpose of sterility evaluation, histopathology evaluation, physio-chemical evaluation, accelerated aging and package validation in accordance with international standards like ISO and ASTM to to address unmet clinical needs.
Accelerated aging is an artificial procedure for establishing the lifespan or shelf life of a product in an expedited manner. Data obtained from the study is based on conditions that simulate the effects of aging on the materials.
Biomaterials are materials of natural origin or made synthetically which can be implanted to replace or repair missing tissue. There is a growing emphasis on testing services for biomaterials and biopolymers demand of which has increased as they have found increasing application within healthcare technology, such as regenerative dentistry, bone graft, tissue scaffolds, wound care, implantable devices and cosmetic surgery.
To focus on addressing some of these challenges, newer bio-materials are constantly developing as the path from laboratory bench to the point of care is rough and unpredictable with technical, regulatory and marketing hurdles.
The state-of-the-art laboratory which is primarily intended for medical device industry for physio-chemical evaluation as well as biological evaluation of samples can also serve industries like chemical, polymer and pharmaceuticals to evaluate the characteristics of materials using spectroscopic and imaging modalities like scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
AMTZ has also inked formal agreements to set up scientific facilities like Centre for Electro-Magnetic Interference/ Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) and Electrical Safety Testing (EST), Centre for X-ray and CT Scan Tube Manufacturing, Centre for 3D Designing, Printing, Rapid Prototyping & Tooling and Centre for Gamma Irradiation.
AMTZ with in-house high investment scientific facilities would help manufacturers reduce the cost of manufacturing by more than 40 per cent to 50 per cent.