We hope you plan to attend the 2022 BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley trade show in Santa Clara, CA. If so, make plans to stop by WESTPAK’s Booth #1239 and visit with our team of trusted test experts.
Also, add our Principal Engineer, Mark Escobedo’s presentation to your calendar. Mark will present his findings regarding “Test Protocol Updates Effecting Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Packaging” at the Tech Theatre on Tuesday, November 29, at 12:30 pm.
Our primary purpose in attending is to discover how we can help you succeed. We look forward to meeting you there.
Don’t miss out. Register today! Save $50 and receive a free pass using Promo Code: 1239
WESTPAK San Diego’s 2022 Customer Appreciation and Open House event is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, from 11 am to 2 pm. If you haven’t already done so, now’s the time to reserve your spot and make plans to Come Kick It with us!
“Yes, it’s that time of year when we reconnect in person with our customers and have some fun together!” said Harmony Reynolds, General Manager. “It’s been too long! We hope you’ll come and bring your team by for some good food, great people, drinks… and lots of fun!! We love seeing our customers!”
San Jose lab’s 2022 Customer Appreciation and Open House was a tremendous success! Over 100 guests from over 50 companies joined us for delicious food, refreshing drinks, conversation, games, contests, and a lot of fun.
Guests included three generations of packaging engineers, from current San Jose State University packaging students to retired engineers who build our industry, including those currently practicing their profession.
WESTPAK is proud to announce its commitment as a Diamond Sponsor of the[PACK]out, a new conference envisioned, designed, and built by and for packaging engineers in healthcare. The inaugural 3-day event kicks off in Austin, Texas, on May 10, 2022.
If you’re a healthcare industry professional working with medical packaging and interested in attending, don’t waste any time reserving your spot! We expect the event to sell out soon.
If you are headed to MD&M West this April, make plans to arrive early enough on the first day, Tuesday, April 12, to hear Mark Escobedo, Senior Sales Engineer, present his “Review of Accelerated Aging (AA) per ASTM F1980-21,” at the Tech Theatre. Mark will inform listeners of the recent changes and provide answers to the industry’s many questions.
Plus, our incredible expo team will be at Booth #2142, looking for ways we can support you, our customers, partners, and peers. Their warm and friendly greetings are always a highlight for expo visitors. They’ll have a refreshing drink for booth visitors on Wednesday, April 13, 2 – 4 pm.
WESTPAK’s accredited San Jose test lab is proud to host the Equipment Reliability Institute’s course “Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing” from April 5 – 7, 2022. Discounts are available for groups of three or more.
WESTPAK is one of the many proud sponsors of the Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference 2022. The virtual event, organized by the Biomedical Engineering Society’s chapter at San Jose State University, promises to bring academia and the medical device industry together once again for an outstanding experience.
WESTPAK is pleased to announce our first Virtual Open House event. It’s scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 12 pm to 2 pm PST – and you are invited!
As a Visitor, you will have the ability to interact with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from 10 different test areas, Quality, and Engineering Services teams.
Click here to add the event to your calendar. No pre-registration required. Just show up!
Finally! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at BIOMEDevice Silicon Valley (formerly known as BIOMEDevice San Jose) on December 8 & 9.
We hope you’ll visit us at Booth # 715.
On Wednesday, at the Tech Theatre, join WESTPAK’s Mark Escobedo, Senior Sales Engineer, as he presents “A Test Lab’s Guide to Accelerated Aging.”
Click to REGISTER. Get a free expo pass using promo code MYGUEST.
Effective September 1, 2021, we will be implementing a slight price adjustment. This update is needed to continue to provide the highest quality and service you’ve come to expect from WESTPAK. Prices on quotes issued on August 31 or earlier will be honored if testing completes on or before the quote’s expiration date.
WESTPAK proudly sponsors ISTA’s TransPack and TempPack Virtual Forum 2021. This year offers a refreshing blend of presentations, group discussions, and networking without the need to travel. Learn more and register for the Forum here.
Sponsor Spotlight Presentation: Test Method Validation at WESTPAK
Join Andrew Thomas, Lab Manager at WESTPAK’s accredited testing facility in San Diego, California, for a 30-minute webinar entitled “Test Method Validation at WESTPAK.” Andrew’s live presentation, available to registered and non-registered Forum attendees, is scheduled for Thursday, April 01, 2021, 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET. Register for the Test Method Validation at WESTPAK webinar here.
WESTPAK proudly sponsors SJSU’s 2021 Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference. This year’s theme “Technological Responses to Public Health Emergencies” focuses on topics pertinent to everyone. Click here to Register and view the agenda, speakers and topics.
Steve Brenner, a 30-year subject matter expert at the Equipment Reliability Institute, offers his specialized course, Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing, as a live, virtual webinar from March 9 – 11, 2021. Bring questions; learn how these tests can help to improve your product performance, durability, and reliability. The lab tour (day #3) features WESTPAK’s accredited San Jose testing laboratory. Early Registration Discount available. Learn more & register here
WESTPAK joins industry sponsors at an MPO virtual conference; participate without the inconvenience or expense of business travel. The Symposium runs from October 20 thru November 12, 2020, bringing industry leaders together to deliver eight (8) presentations focused on pertinent medical device industry-related topics. Register here.
In the event of a power outage to Accelerated Aging projects, Westpak’s practice has been to notify customers at the time of the event and document through a Non-Conformance Report (NCR) referenced in the test report.
Note 4 in ASTM F1980 allows for “any long term deviation in the temperature less than the specified temperature in the protocol can be compensated for by increasing the total test duration time without invalidating the intent of the aging protocol.”
In the future, if a power interruption affects testing, the matter will be investigated and remedied as swiftly as practicable. Westpak will compensate for the outage by extending the test duration time and will document the event in the test report when testing completes. If the interruption affects the anticipated Accelerated Aging end date, Westpak will notify the customer immediately.
Both our San Jose and San Diego facilities are fully operational and open to support testing requirements. While many staff are working from home, our test technicians and engineers follow CDC guidelines by performing their work using social distancing and working split-shifts.
If you need testing, contact us through any of the following channels:
• Submit request through our portal
• Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
• Call us: San Jose 408-912-1720, San Diego 858-623-8100
WESTPAK’S active ISTA participation continues at the decade’s first TransPack Forum. Conference topics range from package systems in e-commerce to technical updates. Packaging professionals from around the world attend training sessions, share information, and collaborate. The ISTA’s mission includes minimizing product damage in the distribution environment. Conference program here.
Experts from WESTPAK’s Medical Device Package Validation and Life Sciences Testing teams collaborate with industry peers at the three-day HealthPack conference once again. Ensuring patient safety through device packaging is the theme. Conference program here
WESTPAK’s packaging engineering team looks forward to sponsoring and participating in the annual Poly Pack Symposium once again. The featured topic “Packaging Innovations” promises to offer updated materials, products, and technologies to symposium attendees.
Join your friends, colleagues, and WESTPAK at MD&M West 2020. Visit us to discover how our passion for testing helps people and teams accomplish their goals.
Use promo code SPECIAL at MDMWest.com/special to get a free pass and/or 20% off the conference rate.
WESTPAK’s world-class testing laboratory hosts the Equipment Reliability Institute’s (ERI) three-day course “Fundamentals Of Random Vibration And Shock Testing.”
Instructor, Steve Brenner, a 30-year reliability expert, reviews and demonstrates vibration and shock testing systems, measurements, calibration, fixture design, HALT, HASS, and MIL-STD-810G in the curriculum. Get more details here.
We look forward to meeting our past, present, and future customers at the BIOMEDevice San Jose expo. You will find us at the same location as last year.
As a special guest, please register at BIOMEDeviceSanJose.com/SPECIAL to receive a free expo pass using the promo code SPECIAL.
2019 has been a year of notable advancements that we’d like to show you at our Open House!
We’ll have a warm greeting, delicious lunch, lab tours, demos, games, raffle prizes, and more ready for you. You’ll be able to tour the lab, surf the Client Portal website, plus see our new Mission, Vision, and Values statements impressively displayed. Just bring yourself, your appetite, colleagues, test inquiries, thirst for knowledge, and ideas. Register here. Don’t Miss Out!
Life science professionals are invited to join your peers and WESTPAK at a Mix and Learn event featuring the Biomedical Industries of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Presenter Dr. Gregory Theyel’s presentation “Mapping the Future of the SF Bay Area Biomedical Industry” is based on his database and maps documenting the present and predicted locations of six distinct sectors within the region. Questions and comments are encouraged during the talk which creates a lively, interactive environment.
Space is limited. Register here. Don’t Miss Out!
WESTPAK’s ISTA Certified Testing Laboratories proudly sponsor the ISTA TransPack Forum once again. The conference provides information focused on the optimization of transport packaging.
The enticing Rocky Mountains provide a convenient distraction to attendees gathered to gain knowledge from valuable presentations, case studies, research papers and solutions delivered by experts hailing from both academia and industry.
WESTPAK sponsors and contributes valuable package testing experience to participants at Q1 Productions Medical Device Packaging Conference.
WESTPAK’s Test Engineer Alexea Kouris delivers expertise with her well-researched presentation “ASTM D4169 Distribution Simulation Testing.”
Are you planning to attend but not yet registered? WESTPAK can help you with sponsor discount. Contact Us to learn more.
WESTPAK is a proud sponsor of San Jose State University’s annual Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference. This year’s focus “New Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering” promises to share a wealth of new knowledge with attendees.
The on-campus setting provides a good opportunity to observe future innovators, movers, and shakers, some of whom are already impacting this innovative, health-improving industry. The afternoon’s Poster Session rendering thousands of student hours is an unexpected bonus. WESTPAK encourages your sponsorship and attendance. More info here.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Advanced Technology Laboratory provides the setting for this year’s Poly Pack Symposium and its “Impact of Evolving Supply Chain on Packaging” topic.
As a veteran event sponsor, WESTPAK has always enjoyed the opportunity to re-connect with packaging academia and students alike. 2019’s count of industry sponsors has passed 20, with each having a vested interest in the world of packaging and its impacts on the world. Dow Chemical Company, Packaging Corporation of America, and WESTPAK are a few of the top sponsors. Learn more.
Come One, Come All!
Join us for a few hours of fun, exciting lab tours, equipment demonstrations, challenging games, and the best opportunity of the year to meet WESTPAK San Diego’s awesome team!
Doors open at 11am with Lunch served at noon. Don’t miss it! RSVP here.
Steve Brenner, President of the Equipment Reliability Institute, will present “Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing” at WESTPAK’s San Jose testing laboratory. The mid-February course reviews and demonstrates vibration and shock testing systems, measurements, calibration, fixture design, HALT, HASS, and MIL-STD-810G. A course highlight are strategies to achieve military / aerospace equipment survival requirements.
WESTPAK’s world-class testing facility provides an excellent, hands-on venue.
Mr. Brenner brings over 30 years of environmental and reliability testing experience to his students. Please note a course fee applies. Register and get more details here. Don’t miss this special opportunity!
Key members from WESTPAK’s testing laboratories will be at the 2019 MD&M West expo to welcome you, discuss your “Test Pain”, offer test solutions, or simply just say “Hello, Welcome to WESTPAK!”
Here’s a link you can use with Promo Code SPECIALWES370 to get a free expo pass and save some cash on the conference.
To All Our Valued Customers, Thank you for your loyalty and consistency as clients over the years. Your business and satisfaction are essential to us. We trust that we have been as successful in providing you with the excellent service and trusted testing that we are committed to deliver.
WESTPAK has had the same pricing structure for many years with little to no price increases. However, due to increasing business costs, we have found it necessary to implement a general price increase effective February 01, 2019. Please note that prices listed on quotes issued before February 01 will be honored if testing completes on or before the quote’s expiration date. This price increase is minimal, yet something we must do to continue to provide you with the quality and service you’ve come to expect.
Thank you for your understanding and continued business. Be sure to let us know of any questions or concerns.
WESTPAK joins our peers, clients, and future customers at the BIOMEDevice San Jose Expo and Conference once again.
This year’s event promises to be as valuable as ever with several new and existing medical device companies planning to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.
WESTPAK’s Medical Device experts lead Breakout Sessions on Package Testing at DuPont’s FREE educational Medical Packaging Seminar taking place in the Silicon Valley.
If you’re working with medical and pharmaceutical packaging, WESTPAK encourages you to register today for this special, FREE event. Bring your packaging challenges and questions to WESTPAK’s technical experts Mark Escobedo, and Ellit Doubrava at Wednesday’s session to get solutions. Click here to find the full agenda and register for this special event.
WESTPAK proudly sponsors the Q1 Productions’ Medical Device Packaging Conference in Chicago.
WESTPAK’s Test Engineer Ms. Alexea Kouris presents “Sterile Barrier Testing Case Studies” to her peers and professionals in the audience. If you have involvement in this exciting industry, we hope to meet you there.
Here is your invitation to WESTPAK San Jose laboratory’s Open House Luau!
We sincerely hope you can join us as we show our gratitude to our past, present, and future clients, friends and peers in the unique WESTPAK way.
The party starts at noon, Wednesday, May 23rd with networking and some really good food. Watch this space for more as it all comes together. Please RSVP by May 16.
WESTPAK’s ISTA Certified Testing Laboratories are proud sponsors of the International Safe Transportation Association’s 2018 TransPack Forum. The annual event is one of the best venues where the world’s leading experts meet to exchange research, ideas, and learnings about transport packaging and testing.
Co-located, the TempPack Forum brings together professionals focused on temperature controlled performance packaging.
WESTPAK’s test professionals invite you to stop at our booth while you’re at MD&M West. Bring your team, and check out our video!
We look forward to finding how we can utilize our experience and testing expertise to support you and your product and package test goals in 2018. Hope to see you there!
Westpak cordially invites you to San Diego Laboratory’s Annual Open House!
Our San Diego team would like to thank all of our customers, colleagues, and neighbors by celebrating you at our Customer Appreciation Luau on September 21st, 2017. Come down to our labs on Roselle Street to enjoy the first day of Fall and the cooler weather with some Hawaiian barbecue, games, prizes as well as meet industry constituents and the Westpak team! We’re grateful for your business and look forward to seeing you at our event.
Please RSVP at https://westpakluau.eventbrite.com
WESTPAK sponsors Q1 Productions’ first Medical Device Packaging Conference in San Jose, California this summer, strategically placed in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
WESTPAK’s Engineering Services Manager, Mr. Andrew Bevil, offers a presentation entitled “Sample Size Rationale For Medical Device Package Validation” to the audience.
Get a $100 discount to the event in addition to the limited-time Early Bird pricing by sending an email request to [email protected] We look forward to you joining us, learning, and networking at this exciting conference.
SAVE THE DATE! Block out time on your calendar now for Wednesday, May 17th! Make plans to join WESTPAK and your peers at our San Jose laboratory’s 16th Open House!
The doors will open and an awesome catered lunch begins at 12-noon. We’ll have a wide variety of lab tours for you, food to eat, snacks to munch on, games to play, and loads of awesome WESTPAK Owners here to greet you and your colleagues. We love answering your questions and sharing how much we enjoy what we do for a living.
Get more information and RSVP by clicking Eventbrite, or send email to [email protected] with your requests and/or questions. Don’t Miss It!
The MD&M West 2017 expo provides WESTPAK yet another chance to celebrate our 30th year with you – our clients & colleagues past, present and future!
Thirty years of success didn’t happen by chance or circumstance. It’s the result of an awesome, highly-trained team of professionals working together and focused to provide you with the best product and package testing service available. Visit us at Booth #2242 and meet the team!
Use promo code “INVITE” to receive a complimentary Expo Pass or save 20% off Conference Passes at www.mdmwest.com/invite