Popular options in package testing equipment ensure product quality, safety

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Test Equipment on May 22, 2018

Almost a quarter of respondents to an exclusive survey being done by Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News say the package integrity tests they currently use do not meet their needs. Packaging professionals searching for new options in package testing can find them at EastPack 2018 (June 12-14; New York City). The upcoming event offers free educational opportunities for this topic, as well as meetings with appropriate exhibitors. Registration is free in advance of the show—sign up now by clicking here.

On Tues., June 12, from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. at the new Packaging Education Hub in Booth 2385, newly named editor-in-chief of Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry / MD+DI (a sister publication of Packaging Digest), Daphne Allen will offer a comprehensive overview of available integrity testing methods for sterile barrier systems, detailing their operation, sensitivity, and alignment with industry and FDA consensus standards. She’ll also present highlights of the results of our survey mentioned above, which will identify the most popular methods being used today. [There’s still time to participate in the survey and give us your opinion. Click here now!]

On Wed., June 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nelson Labs will sponsor and present the half-day workshop “Getting your Medical Device to Market: Packaging & Biocompatibility.” This event is open to all attendees and will take place in Room 1E12.

Nelson Labs is also exhibiting in Booth 1739 to discuss its microbiology testing and consulting services for MedTech companies.

A variety of other exhibitors at the three-day EastPack event—which is co-located with the leading medical show MD&M East, Design & Manufacturing Atlantic, the automation technology event ATX East, Plastec East and Quality Expo—will display testing equipment:

• In Booth 1463, Instron will feature Single Use Syringe Tester (see photo above), Syringe Needle Testing and an Auto-Injector Testing System.

• In Booth 2056, Cincinnati Test Systems Inc. will show the Sentinel Blackbelt Pro, the company’s next-generation of multi-test, multi-port, multi-channel test instrumentation for all these tests: pressure decay leak testing; vacuum decay leak testing; pressure change over time; occlusion testing; flow leak testing; and flow functional testing.

• In Booth 2263, Vibrac LLC will display several cap inspection systems, including non-destructive tests that help you save money by not wasting test product. The company’s torque measurement systems serve the pharmaceutical, medical, beverage, cosmetic and nutraceutical markets, among others. Vibrac plans to host a happy hour at its booth during the show and will post more details about it on its News & Events web page: https://www.vibrac.com/news-events-1.

• In Booth 2045, TM Electronics will have destructive and non-destructive package integrity testers for a variety of markets, including pharmaceutical, medical, automotive, food and industrial. For example, the BT Integra-Pack unit does burst, creep, creep to failure and package integrity tests for ASTM F2054, F2095, ISO-11607 and FDA 21 CFR Part 11. And the company has other instruments, including custom ones, that help you test both medical devices and device packaging for leak, flow, creep, burst, occlusion, seal integrity, sterile barrier maintenance (ISO 11607) and bubble leak (F2096).

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