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.
gh Package/Product Testing and Consulting Inc. reported in January that it was the first independent laboratory to be authorized by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) to test and certify temperature-controlled insulated shipping containers for overnight and two-day shipment.
DDL, a provider of package and product testing services, is expanding its testing facility in Edison, NJ. The company has recently increased its testing capabilities for thermal performance testing and conditioning for thermal testing.
Chamber space at DDL East now includes:
*1200-cu-ft walk-in chamber, capable of up to 6 pallets, with a temperature of 5 degrees C
*1200 cu-ft walk-in chamber, capable of up to 6 pallets, with a temperature range of 30 to 50 degrees C for development projects