Testing the tensile strength of sutures is a critical measure of performance to determine how likely a stitch is to break. Precise, consistent and reliable measures of strength are essential for product development and quality control.
The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) defines the test requirements for surgical sutures made from synthetic or natural materials which may be absorbable or non-absorbable. DDL performs all of the mechanical tests required to demonstrate compliance with the suture Monographs.
USP mechanical suture testing standards are:
- Suture Length
- USP 861 Suture Diameter
- USP 871 Needle Attachment
- USP 881 Tensile Strength
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