Standard Guide for Design and Evaluation of Primary Flexible Packaging for Medical Products
|Publication Date:||1 May 2008|
|ICS Code (Medical sciences and health care facilities in general):||11.020|
|ICS Code (Packaging and distribution of goods in general):||55.020|
This guide provides directions for the design and evaluation of primary flexible packages for medical products. The package materials must be selected appropriately for manufacturing process, end use, and the product being packaged.
This guide provides a compendium of test methods. Specific individual test methods must be selected based on the pertinent characteristics of the specific product to be packaged and the purpose for testing, research and development, or compliance. Not all test methods will be applicable.
This guide does not address acceptability criteria, which need to be determined jointly by the package producer and the medical products manufacturer.
This guide does not assess the product to be packaged; the sterilization method to be used; or package performance through sterilization, distribution, and handling.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.