Ms.Catherine Mgela Luanda
Ag. Manager, Medical Devices and IVDs Testing Section

Medical Devices Testing Laboratory

This laboratory carries out physical, chemical and mechanical testing of medical devices to determine their safety and performance characteristics. Some of the medical devices tested include male and female condoms, gloves, sutures, syringes, surgical blades, bandages, absorbent cotton, diapers, POP, and pads.

Quality testing of medical devices include;

  • Length
  • Width
  • Thickness
  • Tensile strength
  • Freedom from holes
  • Package integrity
  • Absorbency capacity
  • Water holding capacity
  • Lubricant quantity

Some modern equipment in the laboratory include;

  • Electric leak tester
  • Automated inflation system
  • Automated Length, width and thickness tester
  • Visual leak tester
  • Universal tensile tester machine

In-Vitro Diagnostics Testing Laboratory

This Laboratory carries out performance verification of in-vitro diagnostics (IVDs) such as the rapid diagnostic tests for Malaria and HIV.

The laboratory is divided into two main areas, the molecular biology laboratory equipped with modern equipment including the QuantStudio 5Real Time PCR system and the IVDs performance testing area where performance verification is done.

Please visit fees and charges regulations for quality parameters performed under this laboratory.