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Medical Device Burst and Leak Testing — Get Wet or Keep Dry?

Medical devices are required to be tested for leaks or imperfections, and many OEMs are unsure as to what is the best medium for testing—air or water? The two modalities are not equivalent, and although testing with water might appear to be more expensive, it can lower testing costs in many applications. Particularly when testing medical devices that handle liquids, testing with water may lower validation costs which are time consuming, and require additional testing, to show that gas tests will yield results that predict actual field behavior. Airplane designs are tested in wind tunnels and boats are tested in the water. Devices that operate in and deliver liquids should be tested with liquid.

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9932 Mesa Rim Rd., Ste. B, San Diego, CA, 92121, United States
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