Materials Compatibility Testing


Service Description

Disinfectants used in healthcare contain active ingredients, solvents and surfactants that can damage medical devices over time.  Microchem Laboratory tests plastics, rubbers, and other materials used in medical devices for compatibility with disinfectants.

  • Competencies:

    • Compatibility
    • FDA
    • validation

Microchem Laboratory has been testing disinfectants for compatibility with materials since the early 1990s. During that time, the lab has developed and refined a suite of materials compatibility test methods.

Microchem can help companies assess the compatibility of their disinfectants with materials, and can help medical device manufacturers assess the compatibility of device materials with ordinary disinfection routines.

Three main types of materials compatibility tests are conducted by Microchem, listed below:

If your company is interested in validating compatibility with disinfectants, contact the laboratory for a free consultation.