Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry

Quality assurance in the medical and pharmaceutical industry places the highest demands on materials testing in terms of hardware, software, and documentation.

The medical and pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated by laws and regulations. That is why safety requirements are even more stringent than in most other industries—because these products, from pen injectors and implants to sterile packaging, directly impact humans. Quality control that fulfills stipulated requirements comprises not only development, production, and packaging of medical and pharmaceutical products in compliance with the legal framework and applicable standards, but must also minimize risk to patients and users.

Zwick offers the right solutions for mechanical and technological tests in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. We offer a flexible, modular system of machines, specimen grips, and software to equip your lab efficiently and economically, saving you time and money. The extensive portfolio of testing machines and accessories cover almost every segment, from medical and pharmaceutical packaging to surgical instruments and orthopedics and biomaterials. There isn't any test task we can't handle.

An ever-increasing demand is placed on software used in the medical and pharmaceutical industries to document the traceability of completed actions. These demands are met by the Expanded Traceability (as per FDA 21 CFR Part 11) option available for Zwick's testXpert II testing software, optimally supporting the operator with test tasks.

A significant element of process validation in the medical and pharmaceutical industries is the technical review of individual plant and devices. This qualification is also required for Zwick materials testing systems used in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, because systems are subject to various legal requirements (for example, under Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC or regulations such as FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and EU GMP Guideline Annex 11). Zwick provides support for customers in the DQ, IQ and OQ qualification stages for materials testing systems in the form of comprehensive, individually tailored qualification documentation in accordance with GAMP5 and current guidelines, and during the actual on-site qualification procedure.

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