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Vaccine Distribution via the Cold Chain

In the vaccine development race, three have been FDA-approved for full use in combatting the dreaded virus. A vaccine logistics expert from North Carolina State University explains the steps required to distribute Pfizer and Moderna’s frozen vials using the cold chain. Learn more

The CDC offers Vaccine Storage and Handling guidelines providing useful information on related topics.
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Live Webinar: Balancing Data with Risk to Improve Patient Safety

Here is your invitation to pre-register for a live, moderated webinar focused on risk mitigation techniques that may improve patient safety. Speakers from WESTPAK, Eagle Medical, and DuPont™ present "Validated Testing for Medical Device Packaging," "Battle for Perfect Information," and "Sterilization Industry Challenges."

When: January 27, 2021      Sign Up now to reserve your seat.

Training: Fundamentals in Random Vibration & Shock Testing

​​​​A subject matter expert at the Equipment Reliability Institute offers "Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing" as a live webinar from March 2 – 4, 2021. Participants will learn about improving product reliability, durability, and performance through testing. Early registration discount available until February 4. Learn more and register here

Cold Chain Package Testing for Pharmaceuticals

The pharmaceutical industry uses active and passive Cold Chain package systems to maintain product temperature within a few degrees during distribution and storage. WESTPAK uses environmental chambers to evaluate a package systems' ability to perform under a wide range of environmental conditions. Bundles of calibrated thermocouples connected to a proprietary network handle the data collection duties. Learn more

2021: Year of the Billionaires’ Space Race

The new year is launching as potentially huge for space, and especially private space industry billionaires Elon Musk (SpaceX), Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin), and Richard Branson (Virgin Galactic). Scheduled events also include the arrival to Mars of spacecraft from the US, UAE, and China, all from July 2020 launches finally reaching their target. Read more

Validated Testing for Medical Device Packaging

WESTPAK’s accredited test laboratories are now qualified to provide validated testing services for medical device packaging as per ISO 11607-1 (2019) guidance. Our validated testing encompasses Accelerated Aging, Burst, Conditioning, Performance Testing, Sterile Barrier, and others. Please send inquiries for quotes and information through our portal.  ​​ ​​Learn more

Good News for the Earth

In many ways, 2020 turned out to be a banner year for the Earth. A professor in sustainable development and associate dean of social sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, notes ten ways the environment has recently made progress and recovered some  ground. Read more

Distribution Testing for Medical Device Packaging

Distribution testing within the laboratory involves conducting tests simulating the distribution environment within a controlled and repeatable setting. The test engineers pictured are setting up a vibration test with top load for shipping containers containing packaged medical devices. Learn more

California Man Hits a ‘Condor’, Golf’s Rarest Shot 

Golfer Kevin Pon, from Castro Valley, made golf history with a condor, scoring a 2 on the 18th hole of the Lake Chabot Golf Course in Oakland, CA, on January 08, 2021. The course’s 18th is a 649-yard par-6 hole; he made it with just two shots. Read more
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