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The Importance Of Dry & Wet Labs

Updated: Mar 13

When developing a medical device, testing is conducted on a prototype in either a dry lab or wet lab setting. Both of these types of labs use different methods and tools to test and analyze data. Understanding the difference between dry lab testing and wet lab testing is essential for engineers developing medical devices.

Dry Lab Testing:

Dry lab testing refers to a type of laboratory testing that does not involve the use of physical samples or materials. Instead, dry lab testing is conducted entirely through computer simulations, such as CAD tools. For Vita Group, these tools are essential for creating digital models of medical devices that can help in identifying design flaws, testing the functionality of the device, and reducing the risk of human error. Dry lab testing is also an efficient and cost-effective way to conduct research, as it eliminates the need for expensive and time-consuming laboratory work.

Wet Lab Testing:

Wet labs, on the other hand, involve actual physical testing and analyzing of prototypes in a controlled laboratory setting. This can involve testing the device's performance under different conditions or subjecting it to various stresses to assess its durability, safety, and quality. Although dry lab testing can be a useful tool for simulating complex systems, it is often necessary to validate these simulations with wet lab testing. By comparing simulation results with physical