IoPP Committee Joins HealthPack 2005

The medical device packaging committee of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is currently putting together the conference program for HealthPack. Designed for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging professionals, HealthPack 2005 will be held March 23�24, 2005, in San Antonio, TX, at the Hilton Palacio del Rio. 

Produced by Innovative Technology Conferences, the two-day event will feature both tabletop exhibits and a conference program. IoPP committee cochairmen Curt Larsen from DuPont Medical Packaging and John Spitzley from Medtronic Inc. are issuing a call for papers for the conference. Interested speakers are encouraged to submit abstracts by October 1, 2004. 

Planned conference topics include:

� Labeling for the medical device industry, including bar coding, RFID, electronic labeling, and anticounterfeiting measures.
� Test method validation.
� A discussion of the differences between U.S. and international medical device packaging standards and test methods.
� Update of ISO 11607.

Also, a general session will cover a variety of topics, such as combination device/drug products, product life-cycle management, active packaging (scavengers), and cold-chain packaging. For more information, visit


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