Abbott announced today it has acquired an exclusive license for several novel biomarkers from Stanford University for use in developing a molecular diagnostic test that could satisfy a longstanding unmet medical need: differentiating aggressive from nonaggressive prostate cancer.
Help Remedies announces the launch of help I’ve cutmyself & I want to save a life, which supplements Help’s standard adhesive bandages with a bone marrow donor registry kit. By linking registry to a simple action, Help hopes to reduce barriers to donation and find matches for some of the 10,000 people in the U.S. who need bone marrow transplants each year.
Westpak Inc., a Product and Package Testing Laboratory recently announced a 4000 sq ft expansion of its laboratory in San Diego, California.
“We are excited about the expansion of our facility and our ability to offer even more environmental testing services to our growing customer base in southern California, Mexico, and surrounding areas. This will assist us as we strive to decrease lead times while continuing to offer the same excellent test services and customer focus that has become our trademark in the industry” claims Craft.
MOCON Inc.a manufacturer of permeation instrumentation, is announcing new capability for its OpTech – O2 system.
Non-invasive, non-destructive thermoformed blister package testing is now possible due to the development of an optical sensor that will “fluoresce” or give off light directly related to the amount of oxygen present. OpTech – O2 technology is ideal for determining oxygen headspace and ingress in flexible and rigid packaging.
Speakers at the upcoming HealthPack event March 6-8 in Albuquerque will update attendees on industry-specific AAMI, ISO, ASTM, and ISTA standards.
Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI), a provider of package design, package development, rapid prototyping, pre-production prototyping, and material evaluation engineering services for the plastic packaging industry, is opening an independent closure-testing lab. It will be able to study plastic and metal closures for a broad variety of packaging applications.
Sukhy Toot has joined testing and research company Smithers Rapra to serve as product manager for medical and pharmaceutical services. In her new position, Toot will focus on building Smithers Rapra’s business that combines an expertise in polymers with knowledge of pharmaceutical products and medical applications. Specifically, she will specialize in extractables and leachables testing and the selection and assessment of materials for medical and pharma applications.
Currier Plastics, Inc continues to make investments in the latest technology, this time in their Quality Lab. The newest addition is the Quincy Lab Incubator. "Accelerated testing in the QA lab has become more common place in recent years. We are partnering with our customers to investigate new applications using plastics and we are frequently asked to provide data that will quickly prove the glass to plastic conversion theory.