The ALZAID Chemical Compatibility Test Kit allows researchers to determine the compatibility of solvents and agents with ALZET Osmotic Pumps.
The Test Kit contains polymer spheres that are chemically identical to the polymer used in the reservoir of ALZET pumps. The polymer spheres have been processed in the same manner as the drug reservoir, and have been sterilized with gamma irradiation. The kit contains materials for evaluating four solutions.
Use of the ALZAID kit is strongly recommended under the following circumstances:
- The desired solvent is not known to be compatible with the pump reservoir (refer to list of compatible solvents)
- The agent is in its free base form
- The agent is known to bind tenaciously to polymeric materials
The ALZAID test kit can be used to determine the compatibility of the solvent alone or agent-solvent combinations by following the recommended procedures.