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.

Medical Packaging Explained

Medical Packaging 101 Medical packaging is obviously serious business. Even the most efficacious medical device can be rendered dangerous in the presence of surface contaminants. Obviously, devices, particularly implantable devices, are used in a sterile environment...

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New Reusable Sharps Containers

In manufacturing medical containers we have a duty to protect our employees by providing an ergonomic and safe workplace. This idea stands behind every design and every concept of a medical container which needs to provide both the 100% usability and safety for those...

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Shirts vs. Skins

by Charlie A. Webb Staff Writer Our forms of dress, especially uniforms have become a vital part of our culture in America, in fact, really, all over the world. Uniforms make us believable. It’s another layer of what we wish to project, and they concretize who we are...

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Forced Policy Adherence Systems

by Charlie A. Webb Staff Writer Last year I had a brush with big brother, I opened a letter from Riverside County Traffic Court and I was shocked to see my smiling face imbedded on official county letterhead. It was a picture of me behind the wheel of my car as I...

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Understanding Package Stability Evaluation

by Jennifer Dean Staff Writer A truly thorough understanding of ISO 11607 is needed to ensure product efficacy and ultimately, patient safety. And yet, everyday medical device packagers face failures and even product recalls. So, let’s take a look at the four basic...

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More Bells & Whistles

by Charlie A. Webb CPP, CMC Staff Writer For those of you that follow Van der Stahl Scientific’s packaging blog you may remember a while back, I wrote a blog about bells and whistles. When I penned that last blog, my hope was that the marketing department would leave...

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The Paralysis of Analysis

I am one of the most thorough people I know. Some may say a little anal retentive. When I leave my desk at night, everything is put away. And my lucky, trusty Green Cross pen is set at a 45 degree angle on a clean, white piece of paper. But I’m perfect for my job....

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About Our Blog

Our blog topics are typically focused on medical device package and manufacturing quality control. We do however go outside these categories for an occasional rant to give our readers a peek into our point of view. If you have a topic that you would like us to touch on drop us a note in the contact us form, thank you for visiting our blog.

Blog Contributor

Van Der Stahl Medical Device Packaging Team member Charlie Webb

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Meet our Sig Sigma master black belt, patented inventor and medical device packaging guru, contact Charlie for validation support.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

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Join the conversation! We are seeking medical device packaging experts to chime in on our blog.

Share your knowledge with our sterile device packaging community. If you are working in our industry and have insight to better ways to package medical devices, we would love to hear from you.


Make our blog better, tell us about the topics you would like us to cover this coming year. This blog is about much more than just medical device packaging, our aim is to cover all issues surrounding medical device packaging and manufacturing. Ahead we will be covering the broader issues for the MDM’s such as the challenges of marketing medical devices in a highly regulated and cost sensitive marketplace. We will also speak on medical device packaging challenges for the engineers that develop the validation plan. To build a better community here we invite you to consider participating in our guest blogger program. You need not be an SME to chime in, just speak your mind with relevant input, drops us a line, we welcome your feedback.


Speak with a packaging expert


Skip the salesman and speak with a certified packaging engineer like our support team leader Charlie A. Webb CPP, CKF. Charlie is a certified packaging engineer, a patented innovator and a six sigma master black belt with more than 20 years of sterile packaging experience. Fill out the form below and request a quote or give us a call, we would love to chat…