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Quality Processes and the Human Element

When you think of an engineer, what comes to mind? A quiet, introverted problem-solver? Have you heard the joke about the difference between an extroverted one versus an introverted one? The latter looks at your shoes when they’re talking. All joking aside, engineering is a profession that requires attention to detail and an appreciation for […]

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Sterile Packaging Day: Better Together

On Sterile Packaging Day, we are reflecting on one of the ways in which the medical device packaging industry is better together: Understanding the Medical Device Supply Chain. The Medical Device Supply Chain is Better Together. When suppliers work with each other, it not only helps a medical device gets launched quickly and safely, but […]

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Transit Simulation Expansion

Small and large medical device manufacturers know their business depends on speed to market, and that the entire process from initial concept to the first sale is complex. Packaging validation is required for medical devices to go to market, and transit testing in the rough and tumble distribution environment is one of the most important […]

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Lessons Learned from the Art and Science of Forensic Analysis

Despite all the best engineering skills and expertise, packaging non-conformance happens. The phone rings from a manufacturer, or worse, from a hospital where a package failed in the field. Packaging complaints or errors, though rare, put engineers on edge. Most dive for the weeds and feel trapped because the clock is ticking. It can become […]

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