Medical devices are often transported over long distances and subjected to various environmental factors that could damage them. Exposure to high temperatures, humidity, or pressure fluctuations can compromise the integrity of the device, rendering it ineffective or even dangerous to use.
More specifically, these medical devices are typically delicate and require specialized packaging to ensure their safety during transport and storage. Packaging ensures medical devices are protected from various environmental factors such as temperature changes, humidity, and pressure fluctuations. Therefore, testing medical device packaging to extreme conditions to assists in ensuring medical devices stay safe and effective.
Summary of Medical Device Package Testing to Extreme Conditions
Testing the packaging to extreme conditions allows manufacturers to identify any weaknesses in the packaging design or materials. For instance, medical devices used in high-altitude or low-pressure environments need to be able to withstand the stresses of these conditions.
By subjecting the device’s packaging to extreme conditions, manufacturers can identify any potential issues that may arise. This includes potential changes in pressure or temperature that could affect the device’s performance.
Many countries have strict regulations governing the safety and performance of medical devices, and these regulations often require that devices be tested to environmental extremes. For instance, the US FDA requires that medical device packages be tested to ensure they can withstand environmental factors like extreme temperatures and humidity. By testing their packaging to these extremes, manufacturers can ensure that they meet these regulatory requirements and avoid any potential penalties or fines.
Testing medical device packages to difficult conditions can help manufacturers identify opportunities to improve their products. By subjecting packages to extreme conditions, manufacturers can identify any weaknesses in their design or materials that may need to be addressed. This can lead to improvements in the packaging’s ability to protect the device from environmental factors, ultimately enhancing the device’s safety and performance.
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Keystone Package Testing is an ISTA-certified cold chain package test lab with dozens of thermal chambers. Our chambers range from small reach-ins to large walk-ins and we can test individual samples to oversized pallets. Our service is one of the drivers behind us being one of the fastest-growing package testing companies in the country.
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