Witnessing a growing demand for testing precision and data collection and analysis capabilities, T.M. Electronics has developed the BT Integra-Pack Package Tester. The Integra-Pack is compliant with ASTM F2095, F1140, and F2054; ISO 11607; and the requirements of 21 CFR Part 11, reports the company. It will be on display in Booth 1588 at the upcoming MD&M West 2010 beginning February 9 in Anaheim.
Customers who want to witness first hand the effectiveness of X-ray technology can submit product samples for testing and receive an instantaneous analysis from Eriez (Erie, PA). Testing is undertaken at Eriez’ Technical Center in Erie where application tests numbering in the tens of thousands on all types of materials and processes have been conducted since 1964.
Service Industries (Rolling Meadows, IL) is distributing the Sepha BlisterScan and Sepha PakScan testers from Sepha LTD (Belfast, IR). For non-destructive leak testing of finished blisters, Sepha BlisterScan laser-scans the blisters to detect displacement of the blister cavity profile after a vacuum is introduced into the chamber.
The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST; Arlington Heights, IL) has published a new Recommended Practice (RP) for the selection of flexible packaging materials for use in contamination-critical applications. The RP includes references to FDA, ISO, and other pharmaceutical and medical device packaging standards.
The need to test for minute levels of gases and vapors in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and nutraceutical packages is growing, reports Anthony Ahmed, product manager for Mocon Inc. (Minneapolis). “With the advancements in genetics, live medicines with living organisms are now more prevalent,” he explains. “The products have low tolerances for atmospheric influence.”
The number of ways to test whole package integrity is increasing.