Med-Tech Packaging News, May 2009

May 1st, 2009

This Issue's Articles
Testing the gas composition of medical device packaging following routine gas flushing is an important element of quality control. This article discusses the use and benefits of a low volume gas analysis technique to test the atmos-pheric content of packaging and thereby avoid costly product wastage.

Adopting an open automation architecture for the packaging line is one way of managing the complexity of packaging medical devices, where a variety of functions and sterility of contents are required. Examples of the benefits of this approach are described.

The United States Food and Drug Administration provides guidance on physical tests to employ to demonstrate that packaging maintains the sterility of products throughout their shelf life. This article discusses what this means in practice for medical device manufacturers.

Styrene butadiene copolymers offer favourable economics over alternative transparent materials. New grades are being introduced for blister packaging and their features and properties are reported here.

Recent Developments in Materials, Equipment and Services for Med-Tech Packaging