Speakers at the upcoming HealthPack event March 6-8 in Albuquerque will update attendees on industry-specific AAMI, ISO, ASTM, and ISTA standards.
We hear a lot these days about sunrise dates in the global GS1 System of product identification and related supply-chain standards. A sunrise date is a date in the future, agreed to and typically announced years in advance, at which point an industry or market sector is expected to be prepared to implement a specific technology.
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
ANSI has given final approval to the standard Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) HIBC for Product Identification developed by the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC).
The standard, ANSI/HIBC 4.0, concerns electromagnetic interference (EMI) of RFID with medical devices. HIBCC recommends that 13.56 Mhz High Frequency (HF) be adopted for healthcare item level tagging because its smaller read range is less likely to result in EMI with medical devices.
Rexam Pharma (Suresnes, France) has received certification in accordance with ISO 15378:2006 at two European production sites. The new standard combines ISO 9001 and GMP requirements in one complete quality system. First published in August, 2006, ISO 15378 is aimed toward primary pharma packaging manufacturers. Rexam’s sites in Nuremberg, Germany, and La Verpilliere, France, received compliance approval in June.
Raise the bar on patient safety and efficiency.
Two entities will combine to integrate and broaden standards.
Security packaging technologies are needed, but so are open standards that involve everyone in the supply chain.