Reducing Sources Of Errors In Total Plate Count Testing
The importance of food and microbiological safety has resulted in demand for a rapid, high throughput method for Aerobic Plate Count (APC) / Total Viable Count (TVC) quantification to deal with the increasing number of samples that require testing.
Package Integrity—How to get started?
To indicate how well a product is packaged, there are 8 tools to determine how successful packaging design maintains safety and efficacy.
Marken Delivers In Spite Of A Dry Ice Disruption In Moscow
In August of 2010, both dry ice factories in Moscow, Russia were shut down for an unplanned technical upgrade. At the same time the weather in the region was unusually hot (40°C, 104°F) which placed a higher than normal demand for dry ice to keep frozen shipments within the required temperature range.
Despite An Airport Strike, Marken Preserves The Data Chain
Marken collected a shipment from southern Sweden that was bound for next-day delivery in northern Belgium. However, all airline flights into Belgium were cancelled as a result of a strike action by airport workers.
NextGuard X-Ray Inspection Systems For Food And Pharmaceutical Applications
The NextGuard x-ray inspection system is packed with features often only found in higher-end systems to help expand the technology to a wider customer base.
New Life Cycle Comparison Analysis Demonstrates Environmental Impact Difference Between Reusable Thermal Shipper And Single-Use Container
The results of a newly completed 2012 Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) research project conducted by Kai Goellner, IE/ME University of Minnesota, concludes that the Credo Cube® shipper imposes less environmental burden in all five impact categories studied.
OEM Disposable Medical Device Outsourcing
Follow these ten tips to clearly define your needs and the function of the product. Your vendor may be able to suggest cost efficient ways to improve product quality and lower unit price. By Donald J. Dobert, President, ATL Medical-Pharmaceutical
Understanding Ultrasound Technology To Inspect Pouch Seals
Application Note: Understanding Ultrasound Technology To Inspect Pouch Seals
Important Factors In Permeation Measurement
Graham’s Colloidal Diffusion illustrates the three-step process of permeation through a material. The first step is the sorption of the permeant into the material. Next, the permeant diffuses through the material followed by the final step where it is desorbed from the other side. This entire process is driven by a concentration difference or gradient. Molecules will permeate from the high concentration side of the material to the low concentration side. By Michelle Stevens, MOCON, Inc.
The Impact Of Permeation On Shelf Life And Packaging
Shelf life is the length of time that foods, beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals, and many other perishable items are given before they are considered unsuitable for sale, use, or consumption. Permeation greatly influences the shelf life of these products as the loss or gain of oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide and odors and aromas can rob the product of flavor, color, texture, taste, and nutrition. Oxygen, for example, causes adverse reactions in many foods such as potato chips. By measuring the rate at which O2 permeates through the package material, one can begin to determine the shelf-life or amount of time the unopened package will still provide ‘good’ chips. By Michelle Stevens MOCON, Inc.