Pharmaceutical

Regulatory and patient safety demand pharmaceutical packaging that is both uncompromising, communicative and effective for the intended audience.  Our engineering services team can work with you to develop a custom protocol to meet these requirements.

It’s likely as a baseline that your package/product will require environmental conditioning, distribution testing, and perhaps accelerated aging. Additional requirements may include subjecting the package/product to tests such as label adhesion, label abrasion, torque testing, or needle insertion. Depending on the product and package, leak testing, water vapor permeability, or package performance testing may also be required. Package validation services for both production and first articles are available.

Certain pharmaceuticals require temperature control validation, tests for which Westpak is well suited to conduct. Westpak begins by collaborating with the customer to understand the product, package, purposes of testing, and precisely what is wanted and needed. When customized testing is required, Westpak’s engineering service professionals will partner with you to develop the test parameters to be met and plan to achieve it.

ICH Stability Testing for Pharmaceutical Products

ICH Stability Testing for Pharmaceutical Products

Stability testing is an essential step in establishing and justifying the shelf life (expiration date). The testing provides data on how the quality of a drug substance or product and its packaging varies with time under environmental factors, including temperature and humidity. Read more about ICH Testing for Pharmaceutical Products

Pharmaceutical Package Distribution Testing

Pharmaceutical Package Distribution Testing

A wide variety of package solutions are needed to meet the industry's complex product, regulatory, and supply chain requirements. Package samples can be subjected to impact, compression, vibration, environmental conditioning, and altitude tests replicating the distribution environment. Read more about Pharmaceutical Package Distribution Testing

Cold Chain Package Testing for Pharmaceuticals

Cold Chain Package Testing for Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical and biologic products that must remain within a narrow, low, temperature range, typically +2⁰C to +8⁰C (+36⁰F to +46⁰F), require specialized package systems and Cold Chain logistics. Our experienced test team utilizes environmental chambers, thermal sensors, and data collection systems in the test and validation process. Read more about Cold Chain Package Testing for Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical Container and Closure Testing

Pharmaceutical Container and Closure Testing

There are several requirements a pharmaceutical container and closure system must meet to ensure contents remain uncompromised during distribution and shelf life. Plus, the container must be easily opened by the end-user. Our capability testing pharmaceutical containers continues to expand as clients submit new systems for evaluation. Read more about Pharmaceutical Container and Closure Testing

Pharmaceutical Label Testing and Print Qualification

Pharmaceutical Label Testing and Print Qualification

Pharmaceutical labeling systems that require evaluation and qualification may involve blank or printed labels, inks, labeling adhesive, or simply a printed shipper. The Sutherland Rub, Peel Adhesion, and Chemical Resistance Tests are frequently utilized in label and print studies and qualification. Read more about Pharmaceutical Label Testing and Print Qualification