medical & pharmaceutical packageing testing

Medical Package integrity testing is used to detect packaging problems that could potentially affect the sterility of a medical device.

medical & pharmaceutical packaging testing

Visual Inspection

Our technical experts perform a visual inspection of the packaging to ensure that there is no visible tears, punctures or other signs of breakages within the material.


Vacuum Leak Testing

Vacuum Leak testing is to evaluate the integrity of vacuum seals in packaging with bubbles or headspace. Vacuum leak testing uses increasing water pressure to ensure that no leaks occur in packaging.  Our experts will submerge, pressurize, and depressurize samples, then perform a visual inspection for any signs of defect.


Bubble Defect Testing

Bubble leak testing is used to find large leaks and other defects in seals and barriers that affect the integrity of packaging. We submerge samples in water and apply pressure to determine the integrity of the packaging. If any bubbles are released, it is a sign that there is a defect in the packaging.


Dye Leak Testing

Dye leak testing is a method used to determine whether seals in medical device packaging are intact. Our experts use one of several methods to expose the packaging to a coloured dye, then evaluate the results. If any of the dye penetrates the seal on the sample, the packaging is considered defective and non-sterile.

Our lab enables us to have the capabilities to carry out and simulate the conditions your packaging may encounter in shipping and freight environments. Therefore Impact Laboratories can provide the following packaging testing and package integrity testing services:

  • 95KP Pressure Differential and Thermal Shock/Pressure Differential Testing  to UN3372
  • Determining the effects of high altitude / pressure differential when packaged products are transported via certain modes of transport to D6653