Archive for the ‘Packaging’ Category

Medical Packaging Supplier Emerges from 2012 Earthquakes with Emboldened Vision

Monday, August 5th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_31947" align="alignleft" width="400"] Northern Italy's 2012 earthquakes destroyed the headquarters of medical packaging supplier Encaplast in Mirandola.[/caption] The two earthquakes and multiple aftershocks that struck Italy’s Emilia Romagna region in May 2012 caused massive destruction and loss of life. They also dealt a crushing blow to the country’s medtech industry ...

Radio Show Explores Sample Size and Medical Package Testing Issues

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Determining an appropriate sample size for medical device package testing is an essential aspect of sterile barrier system validation. "How many should I test?” is one of the foremost questions asked by medical device packaging engineers when developing a sterile barrier system test plan. To provide answers on this and ...

Steripack Increases Production Capabilities in Malaysia

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Medical packaging specialist Steripack has expanded its production site in Klang, Malaysia. The company says that the aim of the newly built CGMP-compliant Grade D facility is to ensure that the group can offer world-class blister packaging services to regional customers.

Medical Packaging Seminar Announced by Sealed Air

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

A technical seminar devoted to medical packaging has been announced by Sealed Air Medical Applications. The event will take place on 1 October at the company's Packforum permanent exhibition centre near the Parc des Expositions (Villepinte) and Charles de Gaulle airport.

Regulatory Flux Tops Concerns of EU Medical Packaging Community, Survey Shows

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

What keeps Europe's medical packaging community up at night? It's not the macroeconomic malaise or job security, although they do worry about those things. But what really has them tossing and turning are the technical, engineering and design challenges they face on a daily basis. More specifically, keeping up to ...

Puracon Expands Medical Packaging Footprint in Germany and United States

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Puracon GmbH is expanding production capacity at its home base in Germany and plans to build a facility in the United States. The new facility at the company’s Rosenheim, Germany, location will have a 6000-sq-m production area, tripling its current footprint. As part of the construction project, Puracon has commissioned a ...

Redefining Medtech, from 3-D Printed Organs to Wii Health

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

As we have noted before on medtechinsider, some fascinating conversations are going on over at the Medical Packaging Innovation site. Here are three that caught our attention recently. Under the headline, "Need an Organ Transplant? Just Print It," Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan wonders if 3-D printing has the potential to save some ...

Medical Packaging Engineers: Where Does It Hurt?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Medical Packaging Innovation, the online community of medical packaging experts, has launched a poll to identify the issues that medtech packaging engineers wrestle with on a daily basis. All survey participants will be entered in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire.

The Value of Validation in Medtech Packaging

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Packaging abuse is all in a day’s work for Frans Kateman, Production and Validation Engineer at Sealed Air Nelipak (Venray, Netherlands). He drops packaging from various heights, exposes it to heat in an accelerated ageing chamber, subjects it to high pressure conditions, and shakes it every which way. Following a ...

Bischof + Klein Expands Class 5 Cleanroom Capabilities

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Bischof + Klein (Lengerich, Germany) has announced an expansion of its ISO Class 5 cleanroom production capabilities. The 2700-m² facility includes a high-performance automated punching machine that produces single- and two-ply Tyvek cover sheets for disposable syringes. An adjacent packaging line automatically applies protective packaging, and the closed-loop cleanroom chain ...

The Real World of Sterile Medical Packaging

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Let's say you're at a hospital searching for a sterilised device that your company shipped there. (Not sure why you might be doing that, but humour me.) Where should you look? The pristine and meticulously organised sterile supply storage room? Nope. Try sifting through that pile at the bottom of ...

New Dimensions in Contract Medical Packaging at Inpac Medizintechnik

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Inpac Medizintechnik GmbH will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, and it has plenty of reasons to pop open the champagne. When the contract sterile packaging services company started operations in Birkenfeld, Germany, it had a staff of five and two cleanrooms. Today, it employs 85 people and operates ...