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

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Measure Compressibility

Measuring Compressibility of packaging materials and powders/granulesThe COMPACTABILITY/COMPRESSIBILITY of a product is its ability to be compacted or compressed, usually to a large degree of deformation.  

This can be a required property of, for example, the formation of cosmetic powder tablets or formation of tablets from granules. 

However it may also be undesirable, as would be true of a large amount of packaging material which is usually chosen for its ability to protect a product and therefore resist compaction to a reasonable extent.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

New device may stop HIV infections in women

HIV virusA new medical device that works inside a woman's body to release an anti-retroviral drug already taken by 3.5 million HIV-infected patients worldwide has shown to be 100 percent successful in stopping the transmission of the simian immunodeficiency virus in primates.

A new trial will begin on human females in hopes of finding a relatively easy solution to the scourge of HIV/AIDS. The new ring is easily inserted and stays in place for 30 days. And because it is delivered at the site of transmission, the ring – known as a TDF-IVR (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate intravaginal ring) – utilises a smaller dose than pills.