The Suppository Tester Model SDT 1000 s a single stage unit which has been designed in accordance with the specifications as laid down in the European Pharmacopoeia Test 2.9.2 for the disintegration of suppositories, pessaries and vaginal tablets and with suitable attachments 2.9.22.-2 Apparatus 2 for measuring the softening time of lipophilic suppositories.
The disintegration test station is made up of a 60 mm long acrylic cylinder having an internal diameter of 52 mm into which is inserted the sample holder containing the sample under test.
Consistent heating of the media is achieved by immersing the test station into a 4 litre glass vessel contained within a plexiglass water bath controlled at 36-37 degrees C. Every 10 minutes during operation, the sample holder and hence the sample is inverted through 180 degrees. All of the samples should disintegrate within the stated time.
A special attachment is available for measuring the softening time of lipophilic suppositories.