PACKAGE STERILIZATION WHITE PAPERS, CASE STUDIES, & APPLICATION NOTES

Converting Large Ethylene Oxide Contract Sterilizer Chambers To Small In-House Chambers This paper addresses cycle development/validation considerations when converting from EO sterilization at a contract sterilizer in a large chamber that holds one or more pallets of final pack product, to sterilization in-house, in a smaller chamber with less than one pallet in capacity in primary packaging.  Continue Reading...
Sterilization Of 3D Printed Medical Devices Fused Deposition Modeling™ (FDM® ) can be used to produce an array of medical devices; however, for such devices to be practical, they must be manufactured using sterilizable materials. By David Espalin, Francisco Medina, Mireya Perez, and Ryan Wicker, The University of Texas at El Paso; and Terry Hoppe and Rob Winker, Stratasys  Continue Reading...
Sterilization Methods And Their Impact On Medical Devices Containing Electronics Although there is considerable literature about sterilization methods and equipment, there is very little written about the impact of sterilization on electronics. This article compares popular sterilization methods and discusses their suitability for objects containing electronics.  Continue Reading...
Designing Successful Cleaning and Sterilization Studies for Reprocessed Devices This white paper from WuXi AppTec describes a list of expert tips to consider when designing validation testing programs in order to successfully demonstrate the efficacy of procedures being used. Some tips include reviewing/updating reprocessing instructions, using the “most challenging conditions,” and including replicates in your studies.  Continue Reading...
Effects Of Sterilization Methods On Key Properties Of Specialty Optical Fibers Used In Medical Devices Optical fibers with different types of polymer coatings were exposed to three sterilization conditions: multiple autoclaving, treatment with ethylene oxide and treatment with gamma rays. Effects of different sterilization techniques on key optical and mechanical properties of the fibers are reported. The primary attention is given to behavior of the coatings in harsh sterilization environments. The following four coating/buffer types were...  Continue Reading...
The Benefits Of Package Integrity Testing In a world full of hungry microorganisms, it is critical that medical devices, designed to heal, do not inadvertently do the opposite by infecting the patient. To prevent infection, a device’s packaging or “sterile barrier system” must maintain sterility over the product’s entire shelf-life. By Ed Emerson  Continue Reading...
More Package Sterilization White Papers, Case Studies, & Application Notes

PACKAGE STERILIZATION PRODUCTS

How Do You Inspect Packaging Of Bottles, Cans And Cylinders? How Do You Inspect Packaging Of Bottles, Cans And Cylinders?

To ensure the package is error free, progressive companies now use automated proofreading solutions throughout the design and printing of the package and label.

Ensuring Bar Code Accuracy From Packaging To The Patient Ensuring Bar Code Accuracy From Packaging To The Patient

For pharmaceutical companies, a barcode helps to assure the origins of the drugs, which in turn helps in minimizing the possibility of a genuine drugs being considered sub-standard or counterfeit.

A New Alternative For Biologics Sterilization

Many times, biologics don’t have viable options for sterilization due to their very delicate and complex properties. Peracetic Acid is a sterilization option that uses peracetic acid vapor (PAA) at room temperature so that delicate materials, such as biological implants, can be sterilized without damage.

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PACKAGE STERILIZATION NEWS

  • How Do You Inspect Packaging Of Bottles, Cans And Cylinders?
    How Do You Inspect Packaging Of Bottles, Cans And Cylinders?

    To ensure the package is error free, progressive companies now use automated proofreading solutions throughout the design and printing of the package and label.

  • Ensuring Bar Code Accuracy From Packaging To The Patient
    Ensuring Bar Code Accuracy From Packaging To The Patient

    For pharmaceutical companies, a barcode helps to assure the origins of the drugs, which in turn helps in minimizing the possibility of a genuine drugs being considered sub-standard or counterfeit.

  • A New Alternative For Biologics Sterilization

    Many times, biologics don’t have viable options for sterilization due to their very delicate and complex properties. Peracetic Acid is a sterilization option that uses peracetic acid vapor (PAA) at room temperature so that delicate materials, such as biological implants, can be sterilized without damage.

More Package Sterilization News