The Innovation for All conference (its official spelling is “Innovation4All”), hosted by the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture and The Helen Hamlyn Centre at London’s Royal College of Art, takes place every two years. I’ve attended the event in Olso before, as well as other London-based events organized by the Helen Hamlyn Centre.
Life Pack Labs is a new package testing company created through a joint venture between MOCON Inc. and Life Packaging Technology LLC. The new firm aims to work with pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as related suppliers to improve time-to-market and reduce costs, the company reported in a news release.
MOCON manufactures technology to evaluate package permeation, headspace, and integrity, and Life Packaging Technology provides package engineering services.
Testing company DDL has acquired 5000 sq ft of space in Orange, CA. The additional facility for medical testing will help the company meet customer needs to reduce lead times, a request that is becoming more common as the device industry struggles to cut costs, says Corey Hensel, General Manager at DDL.
By Wendy S. Mach
Packaging Section Leader, BS, RM (NRCM), CQA (ASQ), Nelson Laboratories
By Maureen Kingsley
As medical devices and pharmaceuticals grow ever more sophisticated and complex, their sensitivity to the environment tends to increase. Minneapolis-based MOCON Inc., a manufacturer of testing instrumentation and provider of laboratory and consulting services exhibiting at MD&M West again this year, understands sophisticated products and their environmental vulnerabilities and makes it a point to improve the sensitivity of its tests and instruments accordingly.
In a special global packaging online community, PMP News and DuPont Medical Packaging presented “Current Events in Healthcare Packaging,” and “Microbial Barrier Properties of Porous Sterile Barrier Systems: Does Selection of the Packaging Material Matter?” John Bamberger of DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection received several questions during the events. He provides written responses below.
IPS Testing, the Appleton-based independent testing laboratory, has just announced that it has received ISO 17025 accreditation. This is the quality standard recognized globally for testing and calibration laboratories.
With this certification, IPS Testing is now accredited for ICP analysis of heavy metals and GC-MS analysis of phthalates. The company has also added toy testing to its menu of services.
HealthPack hosted one of its largest--if not the largest--audiences ever last week in Albuquerque.
DDL and Cryopak have announced Fall Seminar and Interactive Workshops on distribution simulation testing and thermal transportation package design to be held October 11 and 12, 2011 in Edison, NJ.