How Are You Testing the Integrity of Your Sterile Medical Packaging?

From visual inspection to bubble emission to tracer gas methods, you've got a lot at your disposal. What are you using, and what challenges are you facing?

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Packaging engineers, quality engineers, and other medtech professionals involved in packaging development for sterile medical devices rely on a number of whole-package test methods. A few years ago our sister publication Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, now a channel of Packaging Digest, put together an overview of then-available package integrity test methods--and it is now time for an update, with your help.

To help PMP News better understand the current state of the art, we invite you, the users of these methods, to complete a short survey on package integrity test methods. We’d like to know what the most popular test methods are, what challenges you are facing, and how you might be addressing those challenges.

The survey is anonymous, and results and anonymous comments will be shared in an upcoming article. Survey results and other details will be shared in an upcoming presentation at EastPack/MD&M East in New York City on June 12. This presentation will offer a comprehensive overview of available package integrity test methods, detailing their operation, sensitivity, and alignment with industry and FDA consensus standards.

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And be sure to join us at at EastPack/MD&M East in New York City on June 12-14. In addition to hearing the results of this survey, you'll have the opportunity for 3 days of free education on packaging, medical device issues, and smart manufacturing at three on-floor theaters.

Daphne Allen

Daphne Allen is a contributor to MD+DI and currently serves as executive editor of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, which serves as the pharmaceutical and medical device channel of Packaging Digest. Daphne has covered pharmaceutical and medical device packaging, labeling, manufacturing, and regulatory issues for more than 20 years. She is also a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals's Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee. Follow her on Twitter at @daphneallen.


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