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Sterile packaging's important stake in patient safety - an educational seminar in Lyon, October 2016 

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In October 2016 five corporations servicing the Medical Device Industry were partnering for a joint conference: DuPont, Wipak, LNE France, Multivac and Steris/SynergyHealth organized an educational seminar headed: "Sterile packaging's important stake in patient safety".

The goal was to provide state of the art know-how about technology, product options, end-user experiences and development case studies as well as enabling peer knowledge exchange and increase awareness between medical packaging industry professionals and hospital sector representatives. Topics have been: optimization of packaging design, ability to operate, aseptic techniques, clinical evaluation, validation and re-validation, control of particulate contamination, new sterilization technology and equipment packages, requirements for notified bodies, the latest technological trends, regulatory and market environment.

The seminar was organized in Lyon, France. A very well received highlight of the event was the workshop session. Three different workshops were challenging the participants to solve commonly known tasks in the field of Management of Change, Packaging design or Sterilisation Validation. Given the high engagement of the audience and the excellent ratings in particular for the workshops DuPont decided to continue this seminar offer and to start preparation work for a conference 2017 in the United Kingdom. The Number of places will be limited and a pre-registration is highly recommended. Those who are interested to receive an invitation for this next or other future conferences in Europe should contact DuPont Customer Support or follow publications here.