Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL)
SMTL is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory for testing medical devices.
SMTL provides medical device testing, QA and technical services to the Welsh NHS, the global medical device industry, other UK Agencies (DoH, MHRA). We have a comprehensive range of facilities and test equipment to enable us to test medical devices and demonstrate compliance with European and International standards, perform comparative testing on competitor?s products, and develop innovative test methods for novel products.
SMTL is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for testing disposable medical devices, especially surgical dressings, bandages and hosiery, whose reports are accepted and respected worldwide.
SMTL are involved in standards development such as gloves, gowns & drapes, dressings, and small-bore connectors. We have developed a number of methods which are published as British or European standards, or pharmacopoeial monographs, and have has published widely on areas such as dressings and wound management, latex allergy, medical gloves, silver dressings, and safer sharps devices.
SMTL provides laboratory testing services for a range of disposable medical devices including dressings, bandages, surgical instruments, medical gloves and similar devices.
In addition we undertake Human Factors usability testing using simulated clinical scenarios.
We use a range of methods and assays, many from British, European and International standards, plus in-house developed and validated methods.
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