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Posted: April 19, 2018

Nelson Labs significantly expands lab operations and testing capabilities in Itasca, Illinois, to better serve customer needs

Nelson Labs significantly expands lab operations and testing capabilities in Itasca, Illinois, to better serve customer needs Nelson Labs doubles capacity for laboratory services at Itasca, Illinois lab location. Salt Lake City, UT, April 19, 2018 - Nelson Laboratories, LLC, a Sotera Health company, announced today that it has made significant investments to expand the operations and service capabilities at its Itasca, Illinois laboratory facility to better service customers.

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ARTICLE

Posted: March 30, 2018

Passing the test: Why patient safety is paramount

By Thor Rollins, Piet Christiaens and Matthew R Jorgensen
Published: Medical Plastics News

Medical plastics permeate the medical device industry with a remarkable diversity of application. They seem to be everywhere in healthcare: from protective barriers and low-risk device components (eg. instrument housings and handles) to devices of the highest potential risk (eg. permanent implants contacting the central nervous system).

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BLOG

Posted: February 1, 2018

Accelerated Aging Package Testing

By: Pal Khangaldy & Wendy Mach The Packaging Department at Nelson Laboratories is often asked by manufacturers “What do I need to do to validate my packaging?” or “What package testing do I need to have performed in order to comply with regulations?” There is not a one-size-fits-all answer to these questions as unique product, packaging, […]

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VIDEO

Posted: February 7, 2018

Chemical Characterization: How to Prepare for the Future in This Time of Transition

Using chemical characterization to support biocompatibility assessments and cleaning validations for medical devices is now widely accepted, but it remains a moving target as the approaches develop. A variety of chemical characterization strategies are now available with differing degrees of scientific rigor and diverse regulatory body acceptance. New regulatory draft documents will aide manufacturers in the selection of the application, including the recently published standard ISO 18562 that addresses gas path devices. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the goals of chemical characterization, current approaches, and anticipated changes based on our involvement in industry committees. Attendees will leave informed about how and why we do chemistry testing for medical devices.

Speaker: Matt Jorgensen, PhD

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