Westpak is certified to conduct product/package integrity testing to help guarantee successful delivery of products worldwide by any means of transportation.

Westpak is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025-2005, one of the most rigorous standards available for a mechanical testing laboratory.

Westpak is certified to the requirements of ISO 9001-2008 for quality management, and to ISO 14001-2004 for environmental management and sustainability efforts.

Accelerated Aging - ASTM F1980

Accelerated Aging - oftentimes referred to as Accelerated Shelf-Life Testing - is commonly used in the medical device industry to accelerate the effects of time on a Sterile Barrier System to establish Shelf Life parameters. The Accelerated Aging process is based on the relationship of temperature and reaction rate where an increase in temperature increases the reaction rate.

Properly applied in a package validation test plan (and within ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11607 guidelines), Accelerated Aging can result in a decreased time to market for a new product. For example, per the Arrhenius equation, a Sterile Barrier System that is subjected to 40 days of Accelerated Aging at +55° Celsius has similar aging characteristics as a 1-year-old Real Time sample. Accelerated Aging data is recognized by regulatory bodies as an acceptable means to generate data quickly, but this data is only accepted until those tests can be correlated to "Real Time" samples. WESTPAK offers Real Time Aging services for ambient, temperature controlled as well as temperature and humidity controlled Real Time Aging. Click Here

Inside the chamber, we can test the shelf
life of medical device packages by accelerating
aging up to 10 times normal rate.

Typical Procedures/Protocols
ASTM F1980
ISO 11607

More Information
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Westpak Capabilities

Westpak continually upgrades and expands its equipment line-up. Therefore this list is a minimum of our capabilities:

(23) Accelerated Aging Chambers with 108 m³ (3800 ft³) capacity and a variety of temperature levels
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