QLA baskets are guaranteed to meet or exceed the specification of the original manufacturer. This means that different dimension baskets are manufactured for different dissolution baths ensuring you a seamless transition between QLA and your current supplier.
QLA baskets are strong
Every QLA basket is manufactured using a sintered mesh. Sintering is a strengthening process that compresses and heats the mesh under high pressures and temperatures. This results in welded joins at all the wire overlaps and adds considerable strength and longevity to the basket.
Baskets that are not sintered rely on the initial weaving tension of the cloth for structural strength and this diminishes during normal use and handling. Weakened baskets will lose their shape and will often fail to comply with the specifications of the USP.
Serialised with laser engraving
Easy basket identification means that you can put the same basket back in the same position to ensure enhanced reproducibility.
- Mesh Openings – One of the biggest problems associated with the basket method involves the clogging of the mesh openings by particles or excipients or the random release of particles through the mesh to the bottom of the vessel. Baskets with a wide variety of mesh openings are available and if the disaggregated particle size is consistent, a variation of mesh size may solve some difficult dissolution problems.
- Sintered Mesh – Every stainless steel basket is manufactured using a sintered mesh. Sintering is a strengthening process that compresses and heats the mesh under high pressures and temperatures. This results in welded joins at all the wire overlaps and adds considerable strength and longevity to the basket.
- Suppository Baskets – Made from plastic, these baskets have vertical slots instead of mesh to facilitate dissolution. Blocking and/or clogging of the mesh opening is prevented by the use of such a basket, particularly when oil-based suppositories are used.
- Basket Handling – Dissolution basket mesh is easily bent and good practice dictates that a basket should only be handled by the rim, not least because oily deposits from fingers can be left on the mesh.
- Basket Cleaning – Care should be exercised to ensure that baskets are clean prior to use. Often the dosage form can clog the mesh which will prevent free media movement into the basket. Careful cleaning is required to ensure there is no contamination between tests.
- Basket Storage – Baskets should be stored correctly to extend their life. They can frequently be found rolling around in a lab drawer! Baskets can easily be stored in the supplier’s case or using a specially designed basket holder.
- Model: BSKSUP-DK
- Manufactured by: QLA