Medical test strips are thin strips of glass nonwoven material, that are used to detect the presence of various substances or organs in bodily fluids. Unlike traditional laboratory methods which require expensive equipment and long analysis times, medical test strips offer a quick and cost-effective method of obtaining results quickly. The strips can be used to detect glucose levels in diabetes patients, the presence of various hormones, kidney function tests, the presence of drugs in a patient's system, and many other tests. In addition to their use in clinical settings, medical test strips are also widely used for environmental testing as well as for product quality control purposes. These strips provide reliable results with minimal effort and cost when compared to more complicated laboratory testing procedures.
Our thin hydrophilic Craneglas™ 230 materials are ideal for medical test strips due to their controlled wicking properties, even distribution of flow, and affinity to most reacting agents.
It can be easily slit and is dynamically strong for downstream processing.
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has had unprecedented effects across the globe, causing people and industries to take numerous measures to stop the pandemic from spreading. While many people around the world were still waiting for their vaccinations, viral infections and the transmission of the virus can also be limted to a certain degree by ongoing testing.
At GESSNER, we are doing our part in fighting against COVID-19 virus by providing an essential basis for medical test strips, used in COVID-19 "quick tests" which has already been used in HIV and pregnancy testing for a number of years. Our Craneglas™ material is a very thin, hydrophilic material with superior wicking and uniform surface quality that is ideal for this application.
The Craneglas™ material is a highly specialized material that is used in medical test strips due to its superior qualities. The material is very thin, making it easy to handle and use in test strip manufacturing. Additionally, the material is hydrophilic, meaning that it has a high affinity to water molecules. This characteristic facilitates capillary action that helps to move liquids through the test strip, improving the accuracy and speed of test results. The material's exceptional properties make it a reliable component in many medical devices, where accuracy and precision are critical.