Medical Device Technical Consultancy Service
Test Method Development
Over the years, Dr Thomas has been responsible for the
development of many new performance-related tests for
wound dressings and related products as diverse as
- compression bandages,
- orthopaedic casting materials,
- hydrocolloids and other interactive
- antibacterial/silver containing dressings.
|Many of these tests, which have been
described in various technical publications, have since
been adopted as national or international standards for
these product groups. Examples include tests for fluid
handling properties of alginates and hydrogels,
antimicrobial activity of silver and extensible
properties of elastic bandages.
This experience should prove invaluable to those who
require new test systems to demonstrate clinically
relevant differences between dissimilar products that are
intended for the same clinical indication.
Further information on the types of tests developed in
this way may be found here .