Presence of Mercury Indicates Potentially Counterfeit Version of Medication

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A client recently approached RJ Lee Group with a suspected counterfeit version of their patented injectable medication. Unlike the cloudy solution the company produces, the two samples provided were more translucent, almost clear. The client was concerned that the samples were either a counterfeit or contaminated version of their product, and asked our laboratory to […]

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RJ Lee Group Opens New Southpointe Location in Canonsburg, PA

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  • 3:49PM Sep 28, 2015
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RJ Lee Group is proud to announce its new Southpointe location in Canonsburg, PA. The Southpointe development is quickly becoming known as the center of the Marcellus Shale industry, and is about an hour from RJLG’s Monroeville headquarters outside Pittsburgh, Pa. The base for our Information and Software Services department, the new office is in […]

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Addressing Polystyrene Manufacturing Issues at the Micro/Nano Scale

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  • 1:26PM Dec 01, 2014
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Challenge: A manufacturer was experiencing production issues associated with polystyrene vessels in a life science application. Our challenge was to investigate the problem, which was impacting multiple product lines, to determine the root cause of failure and provide a means of resolution. Material: Polystyrene is critical to biomedical research and science. Its optical clarity and […]

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Micro/Nano-Scale Investigation Addresses Polystyrene Manufacturing Challenges

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Challenge: A manufacturer was experiencing production issues associated with polystyrene vessels in a life science application. Our challenge was to investigate the problem, which was impacting multiple product lines, to determine the root cause of failure and provide a means of resolution. Material: Polystyrene is critical to biomedical research and science. Its optical clarity and ability […]

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How to Select Polymeric Materials for Medical Devices Produced Using Additive Manufacturing

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  • 1:45PM Jul 17, 2014
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By Crystal Morrison, Ph.D. The additive manufacturing community is abuzz with discussions of what the future will look like—for aerospace, for medicine, and for countless other fields. Those who approach additive manufacturing (AM) from a material science perspective are also considering what these advances mean at the material level—how will a polymer or plastic that […]

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Learn the Basics: Creating Vision Across the Polymer Lifecycle

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  • 10:16AM Oct 15, 2013
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Did you know that Dr. Crystal Morrison’s article, “Creating Vision Across the Polymer Lifecycle,” was recently featured in Medical Plastics News?  In case you missed it, here is a summary from Dr. Morrison and more information on how to access the full article. In my experience as a material scientist, I’ve noticed that polymers and […]

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Top 3 Reasons to Watch Additive Manufacturing

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  • 12:23PM Jul 25, 2013
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If additive manufacturing (AM) has not made its way onto your “topics to watch” list, it soon should. Unlike traditional subtractive forms of manufacturing (e.g., casting, machining) that have gone through decades of regulatory fine-tuning, additive manufacturing is still in its infancy when it comes to standard development and regulatory requirements. AM describes various production […]

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Metal Implant Liability Invigorates Advances in Polymer Alternatives

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  • 2:11PM Oct 15, 2012
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By Crystal Morrison, Ph.D. Recalls, regulatory warnings, and legal actions in the United States and abroad have called into question the safety and durability of traditional metal-on-metal (MoM) medical device materials. Hip replacements, for example, have been under intense scrutiny because wear debris for titanium implants pose patient health risks, such as tissue damage at […]

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