February 6-8, 2018Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, CA

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Just How Hard Is It to Open a Medical Package Aseptically?

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Location: WestPack Hub
Pass Types: Expo (Free), Conference (Paid) - Get your pass now!
Free Content & Activities: WestPack Hub
Recording: TBD

Dr. Laura Bix, packaging professor for Michigan State University’s School of Packaging, has offered to demonstrate the concept and challenge of aseptic presentation when opening medical packaging. She can provide supplies and a protocol for a live demonstration that would involve having Glitterbug lotion applied to the hands of audience volunteers. These volunteers would then open medical packages, and the packages would then be viewed under a UV light to measure the amount of contamination that can occur during opening. This topic is particularly relevant becasue the new European Medical Device Regulations emphasize usability and continuous improvement.