Laboratory for “in vitro” testing of biomaterials

Laboratory for “in vitro” testing of biomaterials

The Laboratory for “in vitro” testing of biomaterials provides a working structure that may provide valid results in the biocompatibility evaluation of materials and medical devices.

Biocompatibility is defined as compatibility with a living tissue or a living system by lack of toxicity, injury or physiological reactivity and without causing an immunological rejection. Due to the fact that materials come into contact with the human body in order to treat, diagnose or prosthesis, is of major importance to ensure that, in all points of contact, irritation, changes in blood composition or toxicity are not present. Biocompatibility evaluation of materials products is an indispensable control measure widely used in medical practice. This assessment is carried out before clinical trials – as part of the overall characterization of the safety of a device or material.

Having the proper infrastructure and performant equipment, the Laboratory for “in vitro” testing of biomaterials provides “in vitro” cytotoxicity tests for materials and medical devices. The Laboratory has a space designed for cell cultures, with clean rooms that provide separated and controlled work flows for materials and personnel.

Equipment

  • Vertical laminar flow hood
  • O2 and CO2 Incubators
  • Inverted fluorescence optical microscope
  • Electrolyte Analyzer (K +, Na +, Cl, Ca2 +, PH, TCa)
  • Semi-automatic biochemistry analyzer