Although easy to overlook, shipping your samples to PTL is the most foundational step in obtaining any particle characterization analysis. For accurate results, your samples must arrive at PTL in good condition, so it is imperative to ship
Determining the size and number of particles found on and within medical devices is important for, hopefully, obvious reasons. Particles released from an intravenous or implanted device can cause increased health risks in a patient. These particles can
Reliable and stable results with laser diffraction are achieved by understanding trends through repeat testing. At PTL, several measurements are typically done in each liquid dispersion analysis with a delay between each measurement to observe if any trending
Data integrity is crucial to assuring reliable data. For that reason, PTL has considered and implemented systems that ensure information and data security, integrity, and compliance. 21 CFR Part 11 is the key guidance for handling electronic records
Oils and Gels and Creams, Oh My! Ever wonder if some folks do find watching paint dry interesting? Welcome to the world of rheology! What is Rheology? The Oxford Dictionary defines rheology as, “the branch of physics that
Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (PCS), or Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering (QELS) – this technique goes by many names, but what does it measure, how is it measured, and what do the results mean? From John Tyndall’s
Have you noticed? Particle Technology Labs recently launched a new brand identity and website. If you are a PTL customer, you may have already seen our new logo on PTL reports. PTL website users will find the new
Enmeshed in the World – An Overview of Sieving Sieving is an analytical technique that has withstood the test of time due to its excellent ability to quickly provide the particle size distribution over a wide analytical range.
In 1992, Lisa Jandacek, a stay-at-home mom, decided to pick up a 10-hour-a-month contract work with a new sci-tech startup called Particle Technology Labs. She’d be in accounting. The founder and sole full-time employee, Richard F. Karuhn, would
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Spring is upon us, and with it comes fluctuating weather conditions! You’re enjoying some warmer days, but also a little worried how the extreme changes in temperature may affect your products. Thermal analysis can help you better understand
You need to characterize the pore structure of your product, but you’re unsure of how best to do so. You’ve done your research and found a technique called Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry (MIP) but it’s unclear if this is
Particle Technology Labs is pleased to announce we are now offering USP <788> Particulate Matter in Injections testing, USP <789> Particulate Matter in Ophthalmic Solutions testing, and USP <787> Subvisible Particulate Matter in Therapeutic Protein Injections testing. Parenteral
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