Drug product packaging must be able to withstand the effects of manufacturing, storage, transportation and distribution from the point of manufacture/packaging to the end user. A robust design preserves the package integrity, protects the primary product, preserves critical labeling and patient information and can function easily for the end user. We provide testing for a wide range of products, from over-the-counter (OTC) products such as aspirin and topical creams, to prescription drugs such as tablets, capsules and liquids, to sophisticated drug delivery devices.

Selecting and validating appropriate packaging for OTC products, biologics and pharmaceuticals can be a challenge for any engineer. With a consultative approach, we offer a wide variety of testing options when it comes to package testing — be it support for new product launch, FDA or ISO compliance or a cost reduction or packaging sustainability initiative.

Our cGMP, FDA-registered and ISO 17025-accredited laboratories provide integrated services for primary container and packaging performance testing for the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers. Our one-stop-shop suite of services includes testing to support your products from development to market.

Distribution Simulation

Our package testing laboratory provides distribution simulation services in accordance with the most current test methods from ASTM and ISTA such as ASTM D4169, ASTM D7386 and ISTA Series 1, 2, 3 and 4 Tests. Laboratory distribution simulation testing provides a uniform and repeatable way of evaluating drug product packaging designs by employing standardized equipment and procedures to subject packaging to anticipated hazards that may occur with routine distribution of packaged products.

Container Testing

Our container testing laboratory offers comprehensive qualification testing for all primary container components — plastics, glass and elastomeric closures. Our cGMP laboratory can assist with all testing required for regulatory compliance to USP, EP and JP standards for container permeation testing, material identification testing, extractables testing and functionality testing.

Container Closure Integrity Testing

Our container integrity testing laboratory offers numerous state-of-the-art options for leak testing and assessing pharmaceutical package integrity per USP <1207>. Our container closure integrity testing helps optimize sealing parameters, evaluate container storage temperature impact, replace sterility tests for product stability batches, screen production lots for faulty packages and support regulatory submission applications for product commercialization around the world.

Shelf Life Testing

We provide product storage programs that help ensure product safety throughout the product’s shelf life. From accelerated aging, real-time aging, freeze/thaw and full ICH stability programs (including support for controlled substances), we have the capacity to support shelf life testing for materials, products and packaging systems.

Visual Inspection and Functional Testing

Our experts provide attribute inspection services for container and product defects, routine QC dimensional testing and essential performance and functionality testing for prefilled syringes and other drug delivery devices.

Packaging Materials Barrier Properties

We offer numerous tests to characterize adsorption, dissolution, diffusion and desorption of packaging materials, including oxygen transmission rate (OTR) per ASTM D3985 or ISO 15105-2 and water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) per USP <671>, ASTM F1249, D7709, ISO 15106-2 and ASTM E96. These barrier properties tests help you plan the optimal packaging material choice for specific applications to maximize preservation and prolong the shelf life of your product.

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