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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.


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 as 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

Mar 6, 2020
By M.Turner
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR THE 29TH and 30TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020. Find us at stand B62, in the NEC, Birmingham. 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 29, 2019
By M.Turner
This interview with Mark Turner was originally published in Medical Device Developments Magazine, October 2019. 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 which is... More

Oct 15, 2019
By M.Turner
The Parliamentary Review is an organisation which promotes ‘best practice’ largely in the business environment, but also in education and healthcare. The idea is to showcase successful and well run... More

Oct 1, 2019
By M.Turner
Both sections 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 16, 2019
By M.Turner
MET will be exhibiting at: 2019 The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices Oct 22 - Oct 23, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. 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, now interest is growing 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 thing 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
Analytical Evaluation Threshold / Safety Concern Threshold, Explained More

Jan 3, 2019
By M.Turner
Medical Device Testing Laboratory’s Website Fully Available in German Language www.met-de.de 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 21, 2018
By M.Turner
Does my device require revalidation under the new MDR? 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.... 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

Aug 15, 2018
By M.Turner
Medical Engineering Technologies’ packaging laboratory now has ISTA 2A and ASTM D4169 transit testing added to its accreditation. The lab is fully equipped with vibration simulators for road and... 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 viscosities.... More

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

Sep 16, 2016
By M.Turner
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 bubble and stopper positions are... More

Jun 20, 2016
By M.Turner
Cleaning Validation and Verification of Residual Removal 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

May 9, 2014
By M.Turner
Needleless injectors used for administering medicines to humans must be tested rigorously to ensure they are safe. MET has developed a needleless injector testing plan for design validation of the... 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

Mar 21, 2014
By M.Turner
Personal lubricants (also known as intimate lubricants) must undergo personal lubricant testing to show that they are safe and effective, before they can be marketed. Here are some of the tests we... More

Nov 7, 2013
By M.Turner
When testing the strength of your sterile package is it better to use a peel test or a burst test? The answer is not straightforward. This article first appeared... 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

Jul 20, 2012
By M.Turner
ISO 15747 details the required physical, chemical and biological testing for parenterals and other infusion systems which are stored and/or dispensed from plastic containers. MET provides a full suite of... More