Category Archives: Artificial Body Fluids

New PTS Website

By: David Mazawa

Pickering Test Solutions homepage

It is with great pride that we introduce our brand-new, redesigned Product Testing Solutions website:

Our growing presence in this analytical testing space has allowed us to reinvest in new lab space, research and development, additions to product line and now finally a new look for our website.

This redesign was a year in the making and has better functionality, a more updated look and more detailed information regarding our Artificial Body Fluid solutions.  The e-commerce capability has also seen an aesthetic upgrade.  We would like to thank David Mazawa, Saji George and the rest of the Pickering Labs team for their valuable input during this process.  Additionally, our webmaster, Jesse Farnworth and our Marketing Consultant, Phil Mowery, were integral to making this a reality.  

We hope that you like this new “landing spot” as much as we do and we would love to hear any feedback regarding the site!

Synthetic Blood

By: Saji George

Bottle of synthetic blood Product Number: 1700-0820

This synthetic blood formulation is prepared according to official methods ASTM F1819-07, ASTM F1670, ASTM F1862 and ASTM F2100. It is intended for product testing and has the surface tension and viscosity close to human blood. Additionally, the color of the solution is intended to mimic the appearance of genuine human blood. The formulation can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of materials used in protective clothing. It can also be used to evaluate absorption capacity of materials that are in contact with human skin for prolonged periods. The formulation is not suitable for medical research. It can be stored at room temperature and has a shelf life of one year.

New Certificate of Analysis for PTS Products

By David Mazawa and Kevin McKeown

Mock up Certificate if Analysis for artificial body fluidsPickering Laboratories introduces improved Certificate of Analysis for Artificial Body Fluids products

Perspiration is on everything that we touch with our fingers or that comes into contact with our bodies.  Sweat can react with materials and trigger allergies, or it can shorten the life of consumer products via corrosion or discoloration.  Natural human perspiration has a complex composition and Pickering Laboratories has delivered the closest match to the “real thing.”  In an effort to conform to the ever-improving internal quality objectives of our customers, we have updated the Certificates of Analysis for our Artificial Body Fluids, giving richer data and content that will help both analysts and QA managers.  In this new update, you’ll find a detailed listing of the QC analyses that our products undergo, from Amino Acids Analysis by HPLC with post-column derivatization to reproducible pH testing by high-accuracy pH meters, as well as analyses of the individual components that are included in our solutions.  These product testing solutions carry our “Guaranteed Chemistry” seal of approval so that you can have full trust in our reliability, with zero lot-to-lot variability.  We believe this document, with its updated rich color scheme and increased data, can be a benefit to your analytical goals!

Please drop us a line to let us know what you think!