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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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Posted: January 17, 2018

Nelson Labs’ Scientists Awarded Best Published Paper 2017

By: Daniel Olsen, M.S. SM(NRCM) Nelson Laboratories scientists, Michelle Lee, Audrey Turley, and Daniel Olsen, in collaboration with scientists from the Japanese National Institutes of Health, recently published important research for the development of in vitro skin irritation testing for medical devices. Their article, “Proof of concept testing of a positive reference material for in […]

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Posted: December 15, 2017

Martell Winters is Convener for ISO WG16

It was recently announced that Martell Winters, B.S., RM/SM(NRCM) was appointed and approved as convenor for a three-year term of a new ISO working group, WG16, on vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization. The new working group is tasked with developing a new standard to provide requirements and guidance for developing sterilization processes for vaporized hydrogen peroxide. […]

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Posted: November 20, 2017

Cytotoxicity Failure Program

Cytotoxicity Failures Cytotoxicity testing is designed to demonstrate if there are cytotoxic leachable substances from medical devices or materials. Cytotoxicity testing is the most sensitive biocompatibility test and is used for safety testing of all medical devices with patient contact.  It is also used frequently as a routine screening test for raw materials. Occasionally, a […]

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Posted: October 31, 2017

Sterigenics International LLC Acquires Toxikon’s European Laboratory Business

Acquisition creates the leading global extractables and leachables lab testing platform to serve the pharmaceutical and medical device industries CLEVELAND, OH. – Oct. 31, 2017—Sterigenics International LLC announced today that it has acquired Toxikon Europe N.V., the European division of Toxikon Corporation, a Bedford, Mass.-based preclinical contract research organization. Terms of the deal were not […]

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