Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Malvern Kinexus installed in GMP testing facility at NMI Reutlingen
Regenerative medicine is a core competence and a key focus for various research groups within the NMI. The advent of new and more stringent regulation of the materials used in regenerative medicine now subjects them to controls similar to those applied for pharmaceutical products. To meet the need for pharmaceutical-type testing, NMI has established a new GMP facility at its subsidiary, NMI Technologietransfer GmbH, to enable the fully regulated testing both of regenerative materials and the biomaterials necessary for their delivery.
Professor Dr Dieter Stoll, head of quality control in the new GMP facility, is particularly pleased with the support provided by the Malvern team who recently ran a workshop specifically for the five people who will be regular users of the Kinexus. “Our users range from people who are very experienced to others who are not expert rheologists, so some were initially a little nervous about using the rheometer,” he said. “However, the workshop was perfect. Everyone was able to go to the machine and use it, gain confidence and discuss different items with the Malvern team.”
Kinexus is a rheometer from Malvern Instruments designed to meet rheology needs across a wide variety of research sectors, industries and application areas, for users at every level of experience. It enables precise analysis of the rheology of materials: from liquids to soft solids, processability to product performance, temperature to time dependence.