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Pharmaceutical Testing

Many pharmaceutical testing services are offered at Micom Laboratories. We provide the pharmaceutical industry with a wide range of material and packaging testing services including primary and secondary container testing.  Whether it is for accelerated aging of sterile barriers, internal pressurization failure , light resistance, package testing or material testing, our experts will be pleased to help you put together a meaningful test plan to address your needs, give you real answers and provide actionable insights.

Micom Laboratories is also the only material testing lab in North America accredited by the World Health Organization for cold chain testing.

Testing Services

Micom offers a wide variety of mechanical and physicochemical material testing to the medical industry according to various standards (ASTM, ISO, MIL-STD, ISTA, ANSI, CSA & others).  Our specialists can also provide you with custom test services focused on your specific needs.

Our facilities allow us to test a wide range of raw materials and finished products.  Whether you need temperature cycling testing, thermal shock testing, corrosion testing, composite materials testing or accelerated aging testing, Micom’s staff is available to support your technical requirements.

Pharmaceutical testing « à la Carte »

Films, Sterile Barriers and Seals

  • ASTM F1980-07(2011) Standard Guide for Accelerated Aging of Sterile Barrier Systems for Medical Devices
  • ASTM D6653/D6653M-13 Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method
  • ASTM D3420-08a Standard Test Method for Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastic Film
  • ASTM D1922-09 Standard Test Method for Propagation Tear Resistance of Plastic Film and Thin Sheeting by Pendulum Method
  • ASTM F1886/F1886M-09(2013) Standard Test Method for Determining Integrity of Seals for Flexible Packaging by Visual Inspection
  • ASTM F1929-12 Standard Test Method for Detecting Seal Leaks in Porous Medical Packaging by Dye Penetration
  • ASTM D3045 a standard practice for heat aging of plastics without load.


  • ISTA testing
  • ASTM D5276 Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
  • ASTM D4169 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
  • ASTM D642 Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
  • ASTM D4332-13 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
  • ASTM D4728 Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers

Temperature Chain Qualification (Cold Chain)

  • ASTM D3103 Standard Test Method for Thermal Insulation Performance of Distribution Packages
  • Custom protocols

Material Testing

  • Tensile Strength – ASTM D638, D1623, D-2990, D5574
  • Compressive Strength – ASTM D695, D2990, D4762
  • Flexural Strength – ASTM D790, D3043, D5616
  • Foam – ASTM D3574
  • Moisture Absorption – ASTM D570
  • Particle Board Testing – ASTM D1037
  • Specular Gloss – ASTM D523
  • Conical Mandrel – ASTM D522
  • Hardness – ASTM D2240
  • Color Measurement – ASTM D-2244
  • Abrasion Resistance – ASTM D4060
  • Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions – ASTM C297
  • Coating Film Thickness – ASTM D1196
  • Paint Adhesion – ASTM D3359
  • Salt fog exposure – ASTM B117

Accelerated Aging

Coating and Inks Testing

If you have any questions about medical packaging testing, we invite you to contact our material testing lab today. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions and help you with your custom testing requirements.

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