Investigative Testing

Whether for product development problem-solving or for the root cause identification of an unexpected failure, Smithers Pira provides investigative testing for both medical devices and packaging.

Our expert team can help you:

  • Identify the root cause of product or packaging failure
  • Investigate options for optimising your medical device and packaging

Common packaging problems we investigate include:

  • Pack failure
  • Poor print quality
  • Label and tamper-evident seal failure

Common medical device problems we investigate include:

  • Component incompatibility
  • Incorrect material usage 

Product and Packaging Optimisation

We are also able to provide consultative support to help you optimise your devices or packaging. Our expert team have a wealth of experience in the development and improvement of both medical devices and packaging, and can utilise a combination of our testing capabilities in order to test and validate our recommendations.


Our laboratories hold UKAS ISO 17025 accreditation for a range of specific tests related to Packaging and Product Testing.

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