Shall we talk about medical device packaging?
This blog page is a place where we chat about medical device packaging, manufacturing as well as a host of other eclectic topics. We will be adding new post soon that will speak to innovations in both medical and general packaging, feel free to join the conversation.
My position as director of quality for Van der Stähl Scientific means I start each day as a chronic cynic. I am the Grim Reaper of sorts as the news I typically deliver is bad, which by the way, is good. In order for us to have forward progress, we need to develop a...read more
As the quality manager for our ISO-17025 laboratory it is become native for me to evaluate machine purchases through a global and perhaps a more cynical vista. With medical device packaging machinery, you need to consider a multitude of factors. How easily will I be...read more
Right is not the opposite of wrong. Many companies mistakenly believe that if they are not delivering faulty goods and services to their customers, they have it right. However, delivering drab grey customer requirements is not what makes a company fabulous. In this...read more
As the regulatory climate shifts to a model of zero failures, we now see medical pouch testing becoming a new area of focus. Because I am at the validation support portal of our company, I have the opportunity to speak with hundreds of medical device packaging...read more
I’m a little uneasy going too deep into this topic, as I definitely am not a subject matter expert with sustainable packaging. I can tell you, however, from observations at the street level, many of our medical device packaging engineers are feeling a great deal of...read more
Right now floating around in your head is a 4-digit pin number for your ATM card. It’s a firewall to keep people from a 3-day shopping spree at Nordstrom’s. Is it valuable? Of course it is. If you develop a validation program and have engendered process settings for...read more
MS-451-pv medical pouch sealer, tester and inspection device Van der Stähl Scientific has coined the term “forced policy compliance” with the development of our medical packaging machinery that requires the unit to stop packaging based on user defined intervals to...read more
It is interesting to identify engineering trends from our technical support lines. It seems that many of the non compliance issue related to packaging has to do with quality teams letting go of the wheel after the development of the medical device packaging validation...read more
In manufacturing, we have a duty to protect our employees by providing an ergonomic and safe workplace. But have we gone too far? If we try to dummy down the work place then all we do is create and support dummies. Of course, we need to develop manufacturing machinery...read more
Vacuum packaging has clearly benefited our customers and their products. It’s widely known that many products, particularly food products can greatly benefit from a controlled environment, which vacuum packaging provides. Whether that product is food, medical devices...read more
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