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Welcome to the MET news section, be sure to check back here regularly for news on MET and in the Medical Device Testing industry itself.


Oct 19, 2020
By M.Turner
ISO 80369: Small-bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications. ISO 594: Conical fittings with 6 % (Luer) taper for syringes, needles and certain other medical equipment. More

Oct 12, 2020
By M.Turner
Changes to ISO 10993 and the implementation of the MDR, coupled with intensive activity in biosimilars development is driving an increased need for ISO 10993-18 and extractables and leachables testing... More

Oct 2, 2020
By M.Turner
MET has published two medical device usability case studies. The first is for a glucose monitor and the second for an emergency epinephrine auto-injector. More

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Sep 3, 2020
By govicinity
When the pandemic hit British shores in March 2020, businesses up and down the country were forced to change tack, some had to batter down the hatches whilst others had... More

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Sep 3, 2020
By M.Turner
We are proud to welcome Zhané Rose-Amankwa into our team. She trained as an apprentice at Greenwich University and has experience in biological, chemical and physical laboratories. Zhané is currently... More

Aug 17, 2020
By M.Turner
Sarah Philpott our Sales Professional is facing a daunting challenge. A minimum of 10 hours (20 hours for some people) in seawater at a maximum temperature of 16ᵒC whilst swimming... More

Jul 8, 2020
By M.Turner
The podcast is one in a series produced by the Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This is an organisation which has been set up to promote good... More

Jun 22, 2020
By M.Turner
The new (2018) version of ISO 10993 moves the emphasis of biocompatibility from biological testing to risk analysis and chemical characterisation with toxicity risk assessment   What does... More

Jun 11, 2020
By M.Turner
The current version of this standard is now over a year old. How much has changed in ISO 11607-1:2019 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices and how much had... More

May 29, 2020
By M.Turner
The options are pharmaceutical container extractables and leachables studies or following ISO 10993 the medical device biocompatibility standard. Medical Engineering Technologies has published a guide to progressing your projects in... More

May 20, 2020
By M.Turner
Testez vos dispositifs médicaux en France More

May 11, 2020
By M.Turner
This FDA emergency injector guidance published in April 2020, indicates how to select a marketing application route and how to make that application. Because emergency injectors are used in... More

Apr 6, 2020
By M.Turner
At MET we are helping battle Coronavirus with our chemistry team hard at work. Testing ventilation systems, we are busy performing particle and vapour release analyses. More

Mar 20, 2020
By M.Turner
The revised version of this standard gives information on the generation of chemical characterisation data for your Biological Evaluation Report. More

Mar 16, 2020
By M.Turner
The Washington post has published an article which explains very, very clearly how isolation and social distancing influences the spread of the Corona Virus. (Acceptance of the free subscription is... More

Feb 12, 2020
By M.Turner
Medical Engineering Technologies (MET) has published a guide to ISO 10993-1:2018. The article ‘ The mysteries of the 2018/2019 edition of biocompatibility standard ISO 10993’ appears in Medical Plastic News... More

Nov 15, 2019
By M.Turner
Increased interest in biologics and biosimilars is one of the factors driving the need for delivery devices at the interface between devices and pharmaceuticals. More

Nov 1, 2019
By M.Turner
Medical Engineering Technologies SAS, is headquartered in France and will be providing services from a base in Calais. More

Oct 30, 2019
By M.Turner
MET Ltd, société Britanique basée à Douvres, annonce le lancement de sa filiale Medical Engineering Technologies SAS, ouvrant ses portes en France dans la Côte d’Opale More

Oct 28, 2019
By M.Turner
ISO 21726:2019 Biological evaluation of medical devices -- Application of the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) for assessing biocompatibility of medical device constituents - is a new standard to aid... More

Oct 1, 2019
By M.Turner
Sections both one and two of ISO 11607 Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices have been revised this year. The changes are mostly subtle; the biggest is (maybe) the addition... More

Aug 2, 2019
By M.Turner
Testing is provided to ISO 20072 Aerosol drug delivery device design verification. Requirements and test methods. More

Jun 20, 2019
By M.Turner
Traditionally, the main area of concern regarding interactions between a formulation and a device has been limited to the container storage system for the formulation. There is mounting interest in... More

Jun 10, 2019
By M.Turner
The European Medicines Agency has published draft quality requirements EMA/CHMP/QWP/BWP/259165/2019 for delivery devices and other integral and non-integral DDCs. Non integral DDCs include such things as refillable injector pens,... More

Feb 28, 2019
By M.Turner
Published in January, ISO 11040-6:2019 Prefilled Syringes - Part 6: Plastic barrels for injectables and sterilized sub assembled syringes ready for filling, has several changes from previous versions. More

Feb 7, 2019
By M.Turner
If a medical device has short term surface contact, it clearly does not require the same amount of vigour in the investigation of the availability of chemicals (to the end... More

Feb 1, 2019
By M.Turner
The standard, ISO 19761 Additional Lubricants for natural rubber condoms – effects on strength, has some significant variations from ASTM D 7661. More

Jan 16, 2019
By M.Turner
Here, we explain the difference between Safety Concern Threshold (SCT) and Analytical Evaluation Threshold (AET).   More

Dec 6, 2018
By M.Turner
Does my medicinal product need to comply with MDR Article 117?   More

Dec 6, 2018
By M.Turner
When will my containers need to comply with USP <661.1> and USP <661.2>?   More

Nov 1, 2018
By M.Turner
ISO 7864: Sterile hypodermic needles for single use - Requirements and test methods is a standard which provides validation tests for a very specific size of needle. There are many... More

Oct 31, 2018
By M.Turner
ISO 19227  Implants for Surgery--Cleanliness of Orthopaedic Implants--General Requirements – was published early in 2018. It is a new standard issued with the intention of reducing diversity in the application... More

Oct 16, 2018
By M.Turner
ISO 11607-2 Packaging for terminally sterilised medical devices — Part 2: Validation requirements for forming, sealing and assembly processes, has been revised and will be republished in November 2018. Part... More

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Oct 15, 2018
By M.Turner
There are a variety of international standards pertaining to medical needles. For pen injectors and insulin needles the most relevant is IS0 11608-2 . There are a variety of other... More

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Sep 4, 2018
By M.Turner
IS0 10993-1 updated to include emphasis on chemical assessment   More

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Aug 30, 2018
By M.Turner
IS0 11608 is the most important standard for dose accuracy testing when it comes to injection devices. More

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Aug 28, 2018
By M.Turner
MET is expanding ISO 11040 and IS0 11608 laboratory testing capacity, to help address your pre-filled syringe regulatory requirements. More

Aug 21, 2018
By M.Turner
MET is providing full testing to ISO 20696, which replaces EN 1616 for Foley catheters. More

Mar 17, 2017
By M.Turner
Assessment of ambulatory injection devices by MET Innovation continues to drive the development of new wearable injector devices with the need for adapting to different dosing regimens and fluid... More

Sep 19, 2016
By M.Turner
The testing of contraceptive devices and gynaecological rings by MET More

Sep 16, 2016
By M.Turner
For these kinds of validations, the pens and syringes are mounted in a transparent chamber. The inside of the chamber is then subjected to simulated air transit whilst the air... More

Jun 23, 2014
By M.Turner
The Bubble Emission Test is a method of determining the integrity of medical packaging. Bubble testing involves the application of pressure to the underside of a submerged material.  More

Apr 1, 2014
By M.Turner
For medical device package validation, shelf life testing and transit simulation are often treated as entirely separate issues. But can we really be so quick to separate the two? More

Oct 25, 2013
By M.Turner
This article first appeared in Medical Packaging Innovation The shelf life of terminally sterilised medical devices should be validated using both accelerated and ‘real time’ ageing, according to ISO 11607.... More