How to measure and analyse the texture of food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and adhesives.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Texture Analysis in Action: the Capsule Tensile Rig

Gelatine capsule tensile test using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser The CAPSULE/LOOP TENSILE RIG (A/CLT) measures the force required to split one half of a hard gel capsule.

This allows manufacturers to investigate the effects of certain fillings on the capsule shell and identify changes that may impact their stability and long-term performance.

Prior to testing, the filling of the capsule is removed and the empty shell is mounted to a separating rod fixture on the Texture Analyser. Vertical movement of the upper rod is then applied until the capsule is split apart, while the force required to do so is recorded.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Using texture analysis as a physical property tool in regenerative medicine

Surgeon team in theatre
Regenerative Medicine is providing opportunities to replace, repair, maintain and/or enhance tissue function for clinical use.  

Imagine a world where you could heal a wound without scarring, where mind-degenerating disorders don’t exist, or where no one waits on a transplant list. 

Sensory and neuronal-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatic diseases, osteoporosis, and others have become all too common in the ageing population of industrial countries. Injuries and trauma to the human body not only leave physical scarring but can also prohibit you from doing the things you enjoy.