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Medical & Pharmaceutical Grade O-ring Materials

In the fields of medicine and pharmaceuticals, the quality and safety of materials used are of paramount importance. Medical and pharmaceutical grade materials are designed and manufactured to meet rigorous standards, ensuring that they do not compromise patient health. In this web page, we will delve into the significance of medical and pharmaceutical grade materials, common application considerations, and discuss the USP Class VI 87 & 88 standards that govern these materials.

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Medical & Pharmaceutical Materials Available

Thousands of Medical & Pharmaceutical Grade Materials are available now with Canyon Components! Some common Medical & Pharmaceutical Grade Materials include the following.

Medical & Pharmaceutical Grade O-ring  Materials

What are Medical & Pharmaceutical Grade Materials?

    Medical and pharmaceutical grade materials are substances, components, or equipment specifically engineered to meet the stringent requirements of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. These materials must be biocompatible, non-toxic, and free from contaminants to ensure patient safety and the efficacy of pharmaceutical products.
Common Conciderations
    1. Biocompatibility
    Materials must be biocompatible, meaning they do not cause adverse reactions when in contact with living tissues, blood, or bodily fluids.

    2. Purity and Sterility
    Materials should be pure and sterile to prevent contamination of pharmaceutical products and minimize the risk of infections or adverse reactions in medical applications.

    3. Chemical Compatibility
    Materials must be chemically compatible with the drugs, chemicals, and processes they come into contact with, ensuring product stability and efficacy.

    4. Traceability
    Materials should be traceable to ensure quality control, batch tracking, and recall procedures in case of issues.

    5. Regulatory Compliance
    Compliance with regulatory standards, such as the USP Class VI 87 & 88, is essential to meet the strict requirements of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Key Standards

    1. USP Class VI: USP Class VI materials undergo an array of cytotoxicity tests that aim to certify that a material is biocompatible by proving that it doesn't leach any chemicals that have harmful reactions or long term bodily effects. These tests are designed to assess systemic biological reactivity when the material in question makes contact with mammalian cells. It's commonly used for O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts.

    2. USP Class VI <87>: USP Class VI <87> is a set of in-vitro cytotoxicity tests involving agar diffusion, elution assays, and direct contact. It's commonly used for O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts.

    3. USP Class VI <88>: USP Class VI <88> is a set of in-vivo cytotoxicity tests involving direct implantation, intracutaneous injection, and systemic injection studies. It's commonly used for O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts.

Medical & Pharmaceutical Materials Available

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Each of these materials has its own advantages, limitations, and cost implications. The choice of material usually depends on factors like chemical compatibility, temperature, pressure, dynamic or static use, and specification requirements.

Canyon Components strives to meet all customer service requests. Feel free to contact Canyon Components engineering and let our knowledgeable staff help you design the perfect part for your needs.

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