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Training Sessions

Join Smithers Rapra experts for specialist training sessions covering Extractables and Leachables and use of plastics and rubbers in medical applications.

Smithers Rapra produces short training courses, seminars and training programmes on plastics, rubber materials and processing technology. We offer an extended range of courses covering polymeric materials and technology to provide support for product developers and manufacturers across all industry sectors. Our courses have developed from our experience in industrial problem solving and are delivered by experts who understand the problems, cost and time constraints faced by people working in industry.

Extractables and Leachables training courses
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Introduction to Plastics and Rubber Materials in Medical Devices 

Depending upon the application and classification of a medical device and/or accessories , the use of a plastic or rubber material in its manufacture may require consideration of biocompatibility, traceability, sterilisation techniques and their impact, manufacturing environment, regulation and testing, in addition to the engineering requirements and capabilities of the material to be used.

This course concentrates on providing an introduction to the material requirements and manufacturing conditions which may apply and will explore the scope and impact of the European Medical Device Directive (MDD) Regulations in relation to their use.

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