ISO 11608-4

Smithers Pira tests pen-injectors to ISO 11608-4, assessing their functional performance against the various tests specified in this standard series.

Standard name: Pen-injectors for medical use - Part 4: Requirements and test methods for elecronic and electromechanical pen-injectors (ISO 11608-4:2006)

Applicable medical devices:

This standard applies to electromechanically driven injectors intended for use with needles and either replaceable or non-replaceable cartridges. The injector may be for single use or multiple-use and excludes needle-free injectors (covered in ISO 21649), infusion pumps (as covered in IEC 60601-2-24), and injectors that are operating while connected to an external power supply.

Testing capabilities to ISO 11608-4 include:

  • Visual and functional inspection
  • Freedom from defects - after being subjected to cyclical preconditioning, to vibration, to shock, to free fall, to leakage, to dust according to IEC 60529, to damp heat according to IEC 60068-2-3
  • Dose accuracy - when subjected to standard, cool and hot atmospheres
  • Dose accuracy - after being subjected to dry heat storage preconditioning
  • Dose accuracy - after being subjected to cold storage preconditioning
  • Dose accuracy - of pen injectors with replaceable cartridges after delivery of claimed lifetime doses
  • Lifetime test
  • Preconditioning of pen injectors in dry heat atmosphere, cold storage atmosphere, cyclical atmosphere, by free fall, vibration, shock and for  damp heat and the influence of fluid leakage

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In many instances, testing requirements are beyond the test method parameters set out in a standard. Alongside our standard testing services, our expert team is are able to develop a custom testing programme to meet your specific testing requirements and resolve and design or functionality issues you might have.

Please note: The information outlined above is to be used as a reference. Please refer to the appropiate competent standards agency in your country for full details and implementation of EN ISO 11608-4:2006.

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