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Identification of contaminants by SEM
You wish to analyze contaminants found in your materials by SEM?
What is SEM?
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is an electron microscopy technique.
SEM relies on the principle of electron-matter interactions to produce high resolution images. Thus, it can determine the surface structure and morphology of a material.
Indeed, the SEM allows the analysis of a material by a fine beam of electrons which scans the surface of this one without destruction, even of the most sensitive materials to electrons.
What is contamination and why analyze it?
Contamination is an impurity, sometimes residual, of a chemical substance or other material present in the material under study.
A contamination can have several undesirable effects on the material. Indeed, it can affect its purity, its behaviour, its physical and chemical characteristics or simply its visual appearance.
The analysis of a contamination allows to identify and quantify it, but also to determine the source of this one and thus, to limit its recurrence.
FILAB supports you in the analysis of contamination by SEM
Through our three levels of services: analysis, expertise and R&D support, FILAB assists companies of all sectors in the analysis of material contamination by SEM. For this purpose, FILAB provides its customers with the know-how and experience of its team as well as a 2100m² analytical park with state-of-the-art equipment.
In addition, FILAB has significant experience in the implementation of SEM analysis of surface contamination of materials and the development of specific methods.
Identification of the nature of particles by SEM-FEG-EDX and FTIR microscopy in pharmaceutical solutions.
Control of the surface condition by SEM-FEG-EDX of dental implants after treatment to search for organic contamination and residues of surface treatment such as blasting, sandblasting, ... (Clean Implant)
Particulate contamination and chemical characterization of medical devices according to ISO 10993, ISO 19227
Particulate contamination in injectable products and parenteral infusions (USP 788, PE 2.9.19 method 2, ...)
The positive aspects of FILAB
A highly qualified team
Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests
A complete analytical park of 2100m²