SteriPack is preparing to open its new ISO 13485 certified facility in Lakeland, FL, marking the debut of its U.S. medical packaging converting operations. The facility is also currently able to accommodate contract packaging and manufacturing services and is expandable to include future contract engineering and testing services, which the company offers at locations in Europe and Asia.
Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. reports that the 6000-sq-ft cleanroom it announced earlier this year to produce sterile medical packaging pouches has received certification as a ISO Class 8 cleanroom. The cleanroom houses five production lines capable of producing a variety of pouch structures, including header bags and pouches with chevron, vented, three-side weld seals, corner peels, and others.
Technipaq Inc., an ISO 9001/ ISO 13485 certified manufacturer of flexible sterilizable packaging materials for the medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, and other industries, has launched a new Web site. The site has been redesigned to enhance navigation and expand access to information about Technipaq’s product lines.
Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. has announced the construction of a 6000-sq-ft cleanroom for converting pouches. With the cleanroom expected to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2012, Rollprint continues to be a leading pouch converter for the sterile medical market. The ISO Class 8 cleanroom will be using rollstock produced at the same facility in Addison, IL.
Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging, a supplier of sterile-grade medical device and pharmaceutical packaging, reports that Lora Keena has been named an ASQ-Certified Manger of Quality/Organizational Excellence. Keena, who joined Oliver-Tolas in 2002, leads Oliver-Tolas’s Global Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs team and is responsible for Quality Systems worldwide.
Perfecseal, a division of Bemis Company and global supplier to the medical device, pharmaceutical and diagnostic packaging markets, is pleased to announce it was awarded the DuPont Packaging Innovation Award for the design of the Wire Coil Clamshell for Arthrex Inc. The company's “Wire Coil Clamshell” innovatively overcomes the challenges the medical field faces in assembling suture passing wire.
A single pouch has replaced a double-pouch system for packaging a drug-eluting stent, reducing materials, labor, and storage needs. The new package represents a 50% reduction in waste and a 46% reduction in storage space. Such accomplishments have earned stent maker Medtronic a 2011 Ameristar award in the Medical Device category from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).
HealthPack 2011 packed attendees in again this past March, with more input from nurses on medical device packaging preferences. This year, Jennifer Neid Benolken and Jennifer Blocher expanded their annual nurses survey to include mainly international professionals, and Benolken moderated another live nurses panel for evaluating actual packages. Feedback was frank and eye-opening, just as in past years. Benolken serves as senior packaging engineer for St.