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WestPack 2014: Sterile barrier validation test
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WestPack 2014: Sterile barrier validation test

Wendy Mach, Packaging Section Leader at Nelson Labs, describes the subject of her MD&M West 2014 presentation, “Sterile Barrier Validation Tests,” including what you need to know to create validations and be successful at them.
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Cool Chain attendees view the ambient storage area in Luxair Cargo’s new Pharma & Healthcare Hub. The facility can accommodate 1,270 Euro pallets of 15°C to 25°C product.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Pharma freight requires specialized cargo center

A new Pharma & Healthcare Hub at Luxembourg’s Findel airport is on track to handle 30,000 tons of ambient and cold-chain temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products in 2014.
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MOCON: Oxygen transmission rate test instrument

The OX-TRAN Model 2/21 10x oxygen transmission rate test instrument from Mocon accurately and repeatably measures films or packages at precise temperature and relative humidity conditions to 5x10-4 cc/(m2 x day), ten times lower than previous levels.
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OxySense: Oxygen permeation expansion

OxyPerm Permeation/OTR System introduces BottlePerm Fixture, providing the same capabilities for bottles and cups as for flat films.
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Mocon: Organism test improves food safety

An “indicator organism” testing capability, which simultaneously tests for enterobacteriaceae and total coliform counts using an oxygen depletion sensor and automated reader, has been added to Mocon’s GreenLight microbial detection platform, which already provided total count testing capability.
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Sepha: Multi-bottle leak & seal tester

Sepha Ltd. introduces the world’s first tool-less, non-destructive, multi-bottle integrity tester for induction-sealed pharmaceutical bottles.
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Dyzle BV: Cold chain monitoring technology platform
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Dyzle BV: Cold chain monitoring technology platform

Supports validated environment for GDP-compliant automated temperature monitoring in the pharmaceutical industry.
Left to right: Mark Lovell, Shire Pharmaceuticals; Bill Rambo, Panther Life Science Logistics; Arminda O. Montero, AbbVie Inc.; and Jack Rubarth, Gemalto Inc.
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Real-time monitoring in the cold chain

While a number of new tools exist that provide real-time monitoring of the cold chain, how much data is too much? And, what can be done when excursions are identified?
Seal quality test using airborne ultrasound technology
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Seal quality test using airborne ultrasound technology

Seal-Sensor® 512 ultrasound seal-sensor technology detects the quality of the seal with a pass/fail rating. This year, Seal-Sensor® 512 received accreditation from ASTM Test Method F3004-13 for testing the final seal.
Non-destructive leak testing for bottles
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Non-destructive leak testing for bottles

The Sepha BottleScan from Service Industries tests up to 4 bottles at once for leaks. It has a tool-less design and allows for fast, easy-to-read test results.

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