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Evolution in Technology and Regulation of Medical Device Packaging: Challenges and Trends

Independent, award-winning and accredited test laboratory Anecto is excited to invite you to participate in an upcoming seminar on Medical Device packaging:

Date: Tues 5th & Wed 6th June, 2018
Location: Memmingen/Germany
Venue: Hotel allgäu resort
Sebastian-Kneipp-Allee 7,
87730 Bad Grönenbach,

What to Expect?
This 2-day educational seminar will include presentations, poster sessions, workshops and a plant tour that will all focus on current trends and what’s new in:

  • Testing
  • Packaging design
  • Sterilisation
  • Printing
  • Packaging
  • Regulations
  • Machines
  • and more!

Please note: The majority of this seminar will be spoken in German!


Day 1 – 5th June 2018

10.00-10.30: Introduction / opening of the conference DuPont

10.30-11.00: Technology overview – Latest developments in Gas and Radiation based Sterilisation technologies
Brian Mc Evoy, (Steris)

11.00-11.30: Trends from EU MDR: Survive Transportation Testing “The First Time”
Kevin Zacharias, Lars Kern, (Oliver)

11.30-12.00: Update über Verpackungs-, Idenfikations- und Inspektionssysteme für Medical Devices

12.00-12.30: The Impact of the MDR (EU) 2017/745 and of the 2018 revisions of ISO 11607 on sterile packaging
Thierry Wagner, (DuPont)

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.00: Challenges of the MDR to Sterile Barrier Packaging 

Mike Bachmann & Noel Gibbons (Anecto), (FocalSpec)

Anecto: “Challenges of the MDR to Sterile Barrier Packaging: Testing Labelling, Visual inspection and Aseptic Presentation”

FocalSpec: New Optical Tomographic Imaging Technology for Online Seal Integrity Inspection

14.00-14.30: Coffee break and tabletop connecting (All)

14.30-17.00: Workshops in parallel (depending on actual numbers – participants’ choice)

  1. Focus on Clinical Aspects of Sterile Medical Packaging Complying with the new Medical Device Regulations
    Nicole Kaller, Thierry Wagner, (DuPont)
  2. Root Cause Failure Analysis – predict whether real-life examples will pass transportation testing
  3. Practical Considerations for Sterilisation Validation: Sustainable EO , Radiation, Laboratories
  4. Definition von Anforderungen für das Verpacken von Medical Devices

16.30-17.00: Presentation of problem/solution by each group

18.30: Dinner

Day 2 – 6th June 2018

8.30: Multivac plant tour

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.00: ​​​​​​​“Sterile Packaging requirements in a changing regulatory environment – a Notified Bodies view“
Dr J Havel, (TUV Sued)

14.00-14.30: Quantifying the interface between people and packaging: Objectively evaluating behavior and ability in order to design for better health outcomes
L Bix, (Michigan State University)

14.30-15.00: Barcode Quality Considerations for Packaging requiring serialisation or UDI

15.00-15.30: Conclusions

Please note: The majority of this seminar will be spoken in German!