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Posted: January 24, 2017

Nelson Laboratories Launches Redesigned Website

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – January 25, 2017 – Nelson Laboratories, a leading provider of testing services for Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Tissue and life science companies today announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, Highlights of the updated site include a cleaner and more attractive design, a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation features, and clearer calls to action for new and existing clients exploring the site.

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Posted: August 9, 2017

Container Closure Integrity Testing Through Mass Extraction

By Andrew Manrique, B.S., CPLP (ISTA) 
Published: Packaging Digest

A package with a breach will not act as a sterile barrier, and the product contained within may reach the end user in a contaminated condition. Due to the high risk associated with a contaminated product, manufacturing companies spend significant time, money, and resources on creating and testing functional packaging. One of the most important integrity tests is container closure integrity (CCI).

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Posted: August 4, 2017

FTIR in Assessment of Medical Devices

By: Adam B. Brigham, B.S.; Matthew R Jorgensen, PhD Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) analysis is a popular analytical tool for material screening. The technique works because each different type of molecular bond in a molecule vibrates differently, and there is often a set of molecular vibrations that involve the entire molecule that form a characteristic “fingerprint.” […]

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Posted: June 14, 2017

Key Factors that Determine a Successful Reusable Medical Device Cleaning Validation

There are many considerations that need to be taken into account by medical device manufacturers when designing reprocessing validations, and it only takes one oversight to cause a failure mode. Alpa Patel, Senior Scientist at Nelson Laboratories and member of AAMI, ASTM, and AATB, will share her expertise in this presentation and discuss the key factors that determine a successful reusable medical device cleaning validation. Participants who attend the presentation will learn:

  • The key factors that determine a successful cleaning validation
  • The current thinking of FDA regarding cleaning validations
  • The main documents relevant to cleaning validations
  • The stages cleaning validations should be considered when designing a reusable medical device

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