Stay compliant with our sterile packaging on track program

Our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory is your partner in sterile packaging compliance. There is no better way to confirm that your medical device packaging is conforming to your requirements than with our new SPOT program™ (sterile packaging on track).  With our monthly subscription SPOT program™, you simply drop your pouches into the provided prepaid shipping envelope and send it off to our accredited packaging laboratory. We will perform a 30 specimen ASTM F-88 m-15 seal strength study as well as an ASTM F-1929 dye penetration evaluation on your medical device pouches. We will then promptly send you back a comprehensive report evidencing your seal performance from our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory. Why risk a packaging recall, let’s get started?

Step one

Just click the packaging study link under resources on the bottom of this page and fill out the questionnaire. Tell us about your pouch material and process so we can perform the most accurate testing. Now one of our quality system certified packaging lab technicians will evaluate your form and be on standby.

Step two

Now just seal 35 of your pouches on your packaging machine with settings you wish us to evaluated or just randomly pull samples from a specific medical pouch run. Then simply drop the pouches into our prepaid envelope and ship it back to our laboratory and we will begin working on your medical pouch study.

Step three

We will complete your medical device pouch seal strength study and send you a comprehensive report for your evaluation and interpretation. You can now evaluate your internal pouch strength testing to develop a simple round-robin to evaluate your testing, or to verify your packaging is not creeping out of spec.

Peace of mind delivered

A solid medical device packaging validation is supported by layers of double checks to make sure that the process is sound. When you fail to look outside of our own testing and calibration functions you risk data bias that may cause a loss of sterility of your device. Help is here from our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited Laboratory and with our SPOT™ (sterile packaging on track) program, we will test your pouches each month to help you assure that your medical device pouch sealing program is on track.

"Even the most efficacious medical devices can be rendered poisonous if sterility is compromised. Partner with vendors that share your commitment of total quality at every touchpoint. Let us help you deliver your device sterile to the point of care."

― CHARLIE A. WEBB, CPP DIRECTOR OF QUALITY

Packaging machine service and accredited calibrations to go

Now you can receive the same high level service and calibration we offer in our laboratory, right in your cleanroom. We can travel throughout the US and we typically offer single day service in Southern California. For our customers that want their services delivered onsite we are here to accommodate. Request a custom onsite quote today.

Look at what is included with our monthly pouch testing service

Dye Penetration

Under our ISO/IEC-17025 scope of accreditation we can now perform dye penetration studies using the ASTM 1929 standard. We will provide you with 2 Dye Penetration reports that include a technician’s summary as well as photographs of the study for your records and a better packaging validation.

Performance Study

The ASTM F-88 tensile test is still the workhorse standard for understanding medical device pouch seal strength. We will perform a 30 specimen study on your pouches expressing the data to a plot graph as well as a histogram for interpretation. This is the most important study we perform in our lab.

Validation Support

Our founder comes from a surgical device background and understands the challenges facing medical device makers. Call and speak with our on-staff CPP and take advantage of all we have learned from over 20 years of sterile device packaging. Certified support from a team of dedicated professionals.

Seal studies in our Laboratory

Commissioning a medical device pouch study in an independent third partly accredited empirical laboratory is a great first step for your packaging validation. Under our ISO 17025 scope we can perform an ASTM F-88 tensile test to determine seal strength and express the study data into an easy to interpret color waveform and scatter graph. Call us to learn about all of our expanded services.

Our customers are talking

"...The Van der Stähl name has become a fan favorite within our metrology department because of the certification Van der Stähl performs on the units. When we receive the machines in, the metrology department needs to do very little to get these active..."
― MATT SMITH, MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Our customers are talking

"Amazing company to work with. The information is exactly what we need to complete our IQ OQ PQ. Thank you!!!!!! Your company is a leap above the rest…"
― AARON, DIRECTOR OF QUALITY CONTROL

Our customers are talking

"We have found Van der Stähl products and services to exceed our expectations. The sealers, test equipment and calibration services have been robust, efficient, and competitively priced. Van der Stähl is a key contributor to our continued success."
― RICHARD DAVIS, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING

Our customers are talking

"I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you and all the Van der Stahl Scientific team for going above and beyond to resolve the issues we had with our pouch sealer. Even though the issues were not of your doing, you took it upon yourself to make things right so we could meet the commitments that we made to our customers. We were blown away by your response and greatly appreciate you, not only for expediting the build, but for completely replacing the machine!"
― ALAN SCOTT, PACKAGING ENGINEERING COORDINATOR

Our customers are talking

"High level of customer service by a group of technicians and sales staff that know their product."
― MARY ANN GREENAWALT, DIRECTOR

Our customers are talking

"Your customer service is even better than the great equipment you provide. Even on the other side of the world I know we can count on your team. We are customers for life. Van der Stähl has the best combination of equipment and people."
― THOM TRIMNAL, GENERAL MANAGER

Deliver your medical devices sterile to the point of care

Why risk medical device sterility with inferior packaging machinery? Our line of packaging and testing machinery is designed to make certain that your devices arrive safely into the sterile field. The foundation of patent safely begins with efficacious medical devices that are delivered safe and sterile to the patient.

Powerful medical device pouch testing and inspection

Rapid pouch testing

Fast load grips and sample alignment tool make testing accurate and easy. Our included specimen cutting template assures test sample consistency. Grips return to home position after testing.

A smarter system

Test your pouch at compliant speeds and start distance, and collect test data at 100 data points per second. Our spring check system verifies that the testing system is still running within calibration.

An eye on quality

The PTT-100-V incorporates a visual pouch inspection fixture to help identify seal failure. This patented VIU system help to identify possible seal failure by side lighting and magnification.

ptt 100v medical device pouch testing

Look who is behind our calibration and testing services

Charlie A. Webb CPP, CKF

After graduating with a Business and Management degree from The University of Redlands, Charlie continued his education at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, focusing on an expanding interest in medical devices. Charlie holds two US patents for medical packaging equipment as well as two additional pending patents.

Cord Burnham, CKF

Cord understands the complexities of layered systems. Cord is a keen diagnostician with mechanical and electrical systems and has been an important addition to our metrology lab. The center of a well run lab is organization, and that has been the key contrabution that Cord has made to the Van der Stahl Scientific organization.