Suppository Testing Instruments
The European Pharmacopeia describes methods to test the disintegration time and softening time of suppositories. Disintegration time is measured by placing the samples into rotating baskets inside a heated water bath. The softening time is the time for which the suppository melts at a certain temperature. This is an indication for the hardness of the base. This range of instruments to test the quality of suppositories, pessaries and creams includes disintegration and penetration testers.
The PTS 3E suppository and pessaries disintegration tester for manual measurement of suppositories and pessaries disintegration times
SPT-6 suppository penetration test assembly is used in a Pharma Test PTZ AUTO or PTZ-S tablet disintegration instrument
PTSW-0 suppository dissolution test cell for drug release testing from hydrophobic carrier preparations