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Tyvek® Transition Results Support Functional Equivalence. What’s Next for You? 
Broadcast Date: October 6, 2015 
Time: 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET 
Duration: 60 minutes including Live Q&A 

DuPont completed submissions of all Regulatory Reports for the Tyvek® Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP) through 1-year real-time aging in August 2015 and has been following up with face-to-face meetings with the U.S. FDA, Health Canada and five Notified Bodies in Europe. In this webinar, the team will share up-to-the-minute regulatory news; provide the latest data—including some 7- and 10-year accelerated aging package data; and discuss commercialization plans. Attend this webinar to get the latest information to help ensure that your organization is ready for the Tyvek® Transition.

Presenters:
Bruce A. Yost, Ph.D.
Global Technical Director

Michael H. Scholla, Ph.D.
Global Regulatory Director

Karen Polkinghorne
Packaging Engineer & MDM

Margaret (Meg) Pyers
Global Marketing Director

Moderator:
Daphne Allen 
Editor 
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News 

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Sponsored by: DuPont

 

 

Package Design Missteps: A Study of Common Medical Device Packaging Pitfalls

Broadcast Date: September 17, 2015 
Time: 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET 
Duration: 60 minutes including Live Q&A 

As a packaging professional, you are challenged on a daily basis to design and develop packaging that must meet ever-increasing demands and requirements. The focus of this webinar is on lessons-learned in the design, development, and implementation of flexible barrier packaging in the medical device industry from the perspective of flexible packaging manufacturers and converters. Members of the Technical Committee of the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council will share examples of some of the most common missteps that are encountered in package development and offer guidance on how to avoid falling into these traps.

Presenters:
Chris Osborn
Vice President of Research & Development
Bemis Healthcare Packaging

Russell Darley
Medical R&D Manager
Sealed Air Corporation

Geoff Pavey
Technology Manager and Technical Fellow
Oliver-Tolas Healthcare

Moderator:
Daphne Allen 
Editor 
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News 

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Presented by: Flexible Packaging Association--Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council

Sponsored by Members of FPA-SPMC:
Amcor Flexibles | Beacon Converters, Inc. | Bemis Healthcare Packaging | Oliver-Tolas Healthcare | Printpack Medical | Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. | Sealed Air Medical Applications | Technipaq, Inc.

DuPont Submission to U.S. FDA Fast Approaching The Finish Line—Are You Ready? 

Broadcast Date: May 21, 2015 

Time: 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET 
Duration: 60 minutes including Live Q&A 

German language webinar: June 18, 2015 
French language webinar: June 24, 2015

In this webinar, the DuPont™ Tyvek® Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP) team will share the latest data and reports summarizing testing results across 100,000 packages from 55 medical device manufacturers globally. With about 80% of results in so far, the project is on track for submission to the U.S. FDA slated for this summer and commercialization beginning in the third quarter. Attend this webinar to get the latest information to help ensure that your organization will be ready.

Presenters:
Bruce A. Yost, Ph.D.
Global Technical Director

Michael H. Scholla, Ph.D.
Global Regulatory Director

Karen Polkinghorne
Packaging Engineer & MDM

Moderator:
Daphne Allen 
Editor 
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News 

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Sponsored by: DuPont

 

The Results Are In – But What Can I Do With Them?

Date: November 13, 2014 
Time: 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET 
Duration: 60 minutes including Live Q&A 

To date, DuPont has shared a tremendous amount of data for the Tyvek® Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP). In this webinar, DuPont experts will provide additional information on the concept of functional equivalence to help medical device manufacturers understand how they might consider using this wealth of data in their risk assessments. Using a common everyday example, the presenters will explain the difference between functional equivalence and statistical significance. They will also discuss how functional equivalence leads to interchangeability. In addition, the presenters will respond to specific questions we have received regarding regulatory guidance and transition timing. Attend this webinar to learn what functional equivalence really means and to understand how it can facilitate your risk assessments.

Presenters:
Jennifer H. Van Mullekom, Ph.D.
Senior Consulting Statistician

Michael H. Scholla, Ph.D.
Global Regulatory Director

Leslie Love
MDM Specialist DuPont Protection Technologies

Moderator:
Daphne Allen 
Editor 
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News 

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Sponsored by: DuPont

 

The Results Are In – DuPont™ Publishes First Tyvek® Transition Package Data
German language webinar: January 28, 2015
French language webinar: January 29, 2015
Time: 2:00pm BST | 3:00pm CEST

Available On Demand
Date:
 October 2, 2014 
Time: 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET 
Duration: 60 minutes including Live Q&A 

In this webinar, the DuPont™ Tyvek® Medical Packaging Transition Project team will share the first complete summary of pre and post sterilization package data and the latest accelerated aging results. This marks the first of five published data reports summarizing testing results across more than 70,000 packages from 40 medical device manufacturers globally. This milestone underscores DuPont's intended commercialization in the third quarter of 2015. Attend this webinar to get the latest information to help ensure that your organization will be ready.

Presenters:
Bruce A. Yost, Ph.D.
Global Technical Director

Michael H. Scholla, Ph.D.
Global Regulatory Director

Leslie Love
MDM Specialist DuPont Protection Technologies

Moderator:
Daphne Allen 
Editor 
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News 

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Sponsored by: DuPont

 

 

Transformative Innovations in Closures and Induction Cap Sealing: Optimizing Reliability, Efficiency & Performance
Date: May 8, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM PT | 11:00 AM ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Brad Budde, Sales Manager, Pillar Technologies

This webinar will identify shifts in consumer market dynamics, and spotlight global drivers behind recent brand owner adaptations.

Attend this webinar and hear about:

  • The consumer's effect on the demand for new innovations in packaging closures will be examined
  • A review of closure developments impacting the global market for consumer packaging
  • Highlight innovations in induction cap sealing technologies which are synchronizing to brand owner, retailer and consumer preferences at point-of-sale and end use

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Advances in Automation
Date: March 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Dan Hebert, Owner, Controls PR
Charles G. Masi, Packaging Digest Contributor
Kari Embree, Senior Digital Content Editor, Packaging Digest

New advances in automation are helping packaging companies stay in the game on a global scale as they take advantage of these new modern day technologies. Learn from industry experts who will address:

  • Broad developments in automation, such as multi-touch HDMIs and embedded suppliers in a plant, and how these are being or will be applied in packaging operations.
  • Trends affecting issues of robotic technology for packaging, such as cyber security and human/machine interaction safety.

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Sustainable Packaging: Building a Strong Strategy
Nina Goodrich, Executive Director, GreenBlue, and Director Sustainable Packaging Coalition at GreenBlue
Ronald Sasine, Senior Director of Packaging, Private Brands at Wal-Mart
Katie Wallace, Sustainability Specialist at New Belgium Brewing Co.
Nicole Tom, Director of Packaging Engineering at The Hartz Mountain Corp.
Vitor Oliveira, Packaging Engineering at The Hartz Mountain Corp.
Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor at Packaging Digest
Original Air Date: December 3, 2013
75 minutes

Over the years, company-wide sustainability initiatives have achieved remarkable gains, both ecologically and economically. But now, reaching the next incremental goal is getting harder. How can packaging departments continue to show significant business results?  This free 75-minute webcast will arm you with expert advice and real-world examples from peers at leading consumer product goods companies to help you set the right direction for future sustainable packaging initiatives. Attendees to this webcast will hear:

  • A review of major accomplishments in 2013.
  • A look ahead to where the sustainability focus will be in 2014.
  • Multiple case studies of recent successful sustainable packaging projects — what was done, how and why, as well as the results and how those results were significant to the business.
  • A teaser of the results from Packaging Digest’s exclusive 2013 Sustainable Packaging Study, with new questions on life-cycle assessments (LCAs) and innovation.

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Beverage Packaging Redesigns: Solving Conversion Challenges 
Bill Eaton, Director R&D Packaging Engineering & Innovation at PepsiCo
Patrick Finlay, Global Packaging Director at Pepsi / Lipton Partnerships
Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor at Packaging Digest
Original Air Date: August 20, 2013
60 minutes

In this free 1-hour webcast, packaging executives from PepsiCo will reveal their strategies for redesigning effective packaging for global consumer brands. Through two recent case studies, they’ll also explain how they overcame the challenges of converting packaging lines to run the new bottles. Attendees will learn:

  • How PepsiCo optimized the design of its first new single-serve bottle for carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in 16 years and the implications of the change in its packaging plants.
  • How the Pepsi Lipton Partnership revamped the Pure Leaf container in answer to consumer preferences and how they invested in significant capital to accommodate the new bottle’s square footprint.
  • Strategies for cooperation between R&D, packaging and marketing groups to launch these new packages.

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