How to Measure Syringeability

Syringeability measurement applications using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser

SYRINGEABILITY can be considered to be the ability of a product to be successfully administered by a syringe and appropriate needle.

Syringes are used in hospitals, surgeries and homes around the world on a daily basis, and for a multitude of purposes. Successful administration, as well as comfortable receipt of the material under the skin, rely on the effective tracking of the syringe piston within its outer tube. By testing the ease with which an injectable solution is expressed, manufacturers are able to optimise usability and patient comfort, while guaranteeing quality control and product safety.

Manufacturers can also determine the force required to remove the plunger from the syringe, thus emulating the ease with which the syringe piston is withdrawn.

Typical properties that can be obtained from a texture analyser graph:

Stiction, Extraction & Aspiration Force, End Constraints
Typical texture analysis graph

Typical Texture Analyser graph with annotated properties of syringe extraction test

Typical Probe/Fixture used for Measurement:

Syringe Testing Rig >>


The above are only typical examples of syringeability measurement. We can, of course, design and manufacture probes or fixtures that are bespoke to your sample and its specific measurement.

Once your measurement is performed, our expertise in its graphical interpretation is unparalleled – no-one understands texture analysis like we do. Not only can we develop the most suitable and accurate method for the testing of your sample, but we can prepare analysis procedures that obtain the desired parameters from your curve and drop them into a spreadsheet or report designed around your requirements.

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Texture Analysis probes

Probes and attachments

The Texture Analyser uses a range of different probes and attachments according to your specific application.

Exponent Software


Whether you require a simple test and data analysis solution or a fully featured software package – we give you the choice.

Peltier cabinet

Temperature Control

If your product is temperature sensitive, we have a range of temperature monitoring and control options.

Acoustic Envelope Detector setup

Additional measurement options

By attaching peripheral devices you can collect additional measurement parameters during your standard texture analysis test.

Automated Linear Indexing System


Find out how to increase your sample throughput, walk away time and testing efficiency with several automation options.

Loadcell in case


Our range of Texture Analyser accessories covers requirements for the use, maintenance and protection of your instrument.

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