Sterile Medical Packaging

NASA and Its Influence on Medical Device Packaging

Critics always ask why billions of dollars are spent on space missions when millions are starving on “terra nostra.” But even theses critics will agree that space missions have indeed helped find solutions for some of the toughest engineering challenges.

 

HealthPack Attendees Updated on DuPont Tyvek Medical Packaging Transition Project

While testing of sterile packaging produced for the DuPont Tyvek Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP) continues, the first round of results for pre-sterile and post sterile (at T=0) evaluations for the packages represented in the FDA-accepted transition protocol are nearing completion. As Nelson Laboratories completes testing for the 78 different combinations (also called cells) included in protocol, the testing lab is providing data to DuPont for drafting summary reports to industry.

Sterile Medical Packaging: Minimizing Cost

Containing packaging costs and even reducing them is most likely on more than a few to-do lists this year. In a recent survey PMP News and sister publication Packaging Digest conducted on packaging sustainability, managing costs and addressing regulatory requirements were tied as the top business factors impacting pharmaceutical and medical device company strategies. (For more on this survey, conducted along with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, please click here.)

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Discuss Packaging Options Early, Especially When It Comes to Sterilization

Packaging considerations should be made early during the product development process, advises members of the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC) of the Flexible Packaging Association. Members of the SPMC’s Technical Group spoke during the Webcast, “Sterilization: A Sterile Packaging Perspective,” covering the impacts that different sterilization methods have on medical packaging materials and what to consider when developing such packaging.

Propose a Presentation for HealthPack 2014!

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for HealthPack USA, which will return to Albuquerque on March 11-13, 2014. 

Event organizers are interested in presentations on the following topics:

DuPont Updates MDMs on the Tyvek Medical Packaging Transition Project

DuPont Medical & Pharmaceutical Protection has achieved several milestones in its Tyvek Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP), having completed half of its eight-phase project. Speakers from DuPont provided medical device manufacturers with regulatory updates as well as material testing data results during a recent PMP News Webcast and at a lunchtime meeting at MD&M East in Philadelphia.

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging Expands Manufacturing on Three Continents

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging has expanded operations at three of its locations around the world. The supplier of sterile-grade packaging has acquired a 50,000 sq-ft facility adjacent to its current Feasterville, PA, location; expanded its cleanroom manufacturing space in Venray, Netherlands; and launched manufacturing in Suzhou, China.

Preparing Medical Devices for the Extremes in Transport and Use

Medical device manufacturers spend a lot of time ensuring their packaging can survive the worst case scenario. But what if that worst case is the battlefield?

At this year’s Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience, organized by Michigan State University’s School of Packaging, featured speaker Kevin D. Smith will explore in “Beans, Band Aids, Bullets” the extremes of delivering supplies to combat zones.

Technipaq Establishes New Warehouse Facility in Cary, IL

Technipaq Inc., a manufacturer of flexible sterilizable packaging materials for the medical device, diagnostic, healthcare, food, and pharmaceutical industries, is opening a new facility for warehousing, distribution, and raw material storage. Thanks to the additional 45,000-sq-ft facility in Cary, IL, Technipaq now has 100,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse, and office space, as well as increased production capabilities in its Crystal Lake, IL, manufacturing facility.

Perfecseal Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

Perfecseal, a manufacturer of packaging materials used for sterile barrier systems for medical devices, has joined the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC). HPRC seeks to encourage plastics recycling in healthcare delivery environments.

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