Materials Science Laboratory

Materials Science Laboratory
Using advanced instrumentation, Secant Group conducts analytical characterization of polymers, biomaterials, and fibers to select the most appropriate material for a client’s application. Our Materials Science Lab is equipped with the latest analytical technology that examines polymer interface, mechanism of degradation, and polymer performance characteristics in real time. These capabilities enable the assessment of a variety of polymer performance characteristics, including:
  • Physical structure
  • Chemical composition
  • ​Absorption rate
  • Surface hardness
  • Thermal morphological changes

Examples of material combinations that can be evaluated in our lab include coatings, partially absorbable materials, and controlled-release materials.
Materials Science Laboratory
Analytical Instrumentation
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Fourier-transform Infrared Spectrometry (FTIR)
  • ​Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermogravimetry (TGA)
  • Ultraviolet-visible Spectrophotometer (UV/Vis)
  • Rheometer
  • Flow-through Dissolution Apparatus United States Pharmacopeia 4 (USP 4)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with Ultraviolet (UV) Detector and Mass Spectrometer (MS)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer
Analytical Instrumentation
Secant Group’s intelligent design approach starts with raw material analysis to ensure that we select the most appropriate material to achieve your product requirements. Download our fact sheet to learn how our research team uses some of the analytical instruments mentioned above.