Physical Testing of Medical Packaging
Posted on 27/08/2013
by Phil Neal
Ed Emerson, Business Development Manager at Mocon Medical Packaging Group, discusses the challenges of maintaining a 'sterile barrier system' over a products entire shelf life.
Responsibility for maintaining safety and sterility is shared by development engineers, packaging developers, packaging managers, product managers, and quality auditors. A traditional way of testing a package’s sterile barrier system at any point in its life has been to bathe it in a contaminated solution and then test by culturing the contents to be sure that microbes have not penetrated the package. While workable, this microbial challenge testing has several drawbacks. Learn More...