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Frequently Asked Questions2019-03-14T18:01:22+00:00
What does MPT stand for?2019-03-14T17:48:57+00:00

MPT stands for Medical Package Testing, which is one of the divisions of Life Science Outsourcing, Inc. (LSO).

What are the services/tests that MPT provides?2019-03-14T17:49:39+00:00
  • Accelerated Aging
  • Package Validation Testing
  • Visual Inspection Test
  • Peel Strength Test
  • Burst Test
  • Dye Penetration Test
  • Creep Test
  • Bubble Emission Test
  • Real-Time Aging
  • Distribution Simulation
  • Drop Test
  • Vibration Test
  • Compression Test
  • Atmospheric Pre-Conditioning
  • Shock Test
  • Altitude Testing
What Certifications and Regulations does MPT incorporate into their testing?2019-03-14T17:52:15+00:00
  • ISO 13485
  • ISO 11607
  • ANSI – American National Standards Institute
  • AAMI – Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
  • ASTM – American Society for Testing & Materials
  • ISO – International Organization for Standardization
  • ISTA – International Safe Transit Association

Specific regulations followed by us for medical package testing are:

  1. ASTM-D4169
  2. ASTM-D642
  3. ASTM-F1140
  4. ASTM-F1980
  5. ASTM-F17
  6. ASTM-D4728
  7. ASTM-D999
  8. ASTM-F1886
  9. ASTM-F2096
  10. ASTM-E171
  11. ASTM-D5276
  12. ASTM-D4332
  13. ASTM-F1929
  14. ASTM-F88
  15. ISTA 1A
  16. ISTA 2A
  17. ISTA 3A
  18. ISO 11607
  19. ICH
  20. AAMI TIR22

For more information on industry standards, go to: Standards Used by MPT

What is the range of testing conditions for Accelerated Aging that MPT provides?2019-03-14T17:53:38+00:00

LSO will perform customized Accelerated Aging Studies, specific to each customer’s needs. In most cases, temperatures range from 55-60 degrees Centigrade. Any desired humidity, refrigerated and freezing temperatures can be achieved.

Accelerated Aging Chambers

  • 13 Accelerated Aging Chambers
  • Temperature (-40C to 250C)
  • Relative Humidity (5% to 90%)

Stability Chamber Environment Setting Ranges

  • 6 Multipurpose Chambers
  • Temperature (-40C to 250C)
  • Relative Humidity (5% to 90%)
What size packaging fits MPT’s equipment best?2019-03-14T17:56:27+00:00

At MPT, we can accommodate up to 120 Cu Ft. on our testing equipment.

What is the capacity of LSO’s Steam Sterilizer?2019-03-14T17:57:03+00:00

>At present, we have in our facility a 19 cubic feet Getinge Steam Sterilizer. Due to our current expansion activities, a 74 cubic feet Steam Sterilizer will be available soon.

What is MPT’s ISTA test lab number?2019-03-14T17:57:38+00:00

Medical Package Testing (MPT) is a division of Life Science Outsourcing, Inc. (LSO), and is an ISTA certified packaging test lab (ID Number ST-2339).

Does MPT provide Consulting Services?2019-03-14T17:58:19+00:00

MPT can advise clients on the following:

  • Packaging Design (primary & secondary)
  • Package Testing protocol
  • Product material
  • Complete packaging system
Where can I send my inquiries/Request for Quotes?2019-03-14T17:59:28+00:00

For MPT, inquiries and quote requests can be sent to us through the MPT website which is located at: MPT Request a Quote page

What support services can MPT provide?2019-03-14T18:00:12+00:00

Through our six divisions, LSO strives to provide customers with a complete solution to their product development requirements. Service divisions include;

  • Medical Device Manufacturing (MDM)
  • Medical Package Testing (MPT)
  • Sterilization Validation Services (SVS)
  • Fulfillment & Distribution Services (FDS)
  • Offshore Manufacturing
  • Quality Incubator Services (QIS)
What markets does LSO primarily serve?2019-03-14T18:00:46+00:00

LSO has been in business for fourteen years and has served approximately 250 companies. There are several clinical spaces and market segments that we have served. Please see the list below for a broad list:

  1. Orthopedic
  2. Cardiac Rhythm Systems
  3. Cardiovascular
  4. Neurovascular
  5. Respiratory
  6. Gastrointestinal
  7. Dental Implants
  8. Minimally Invasive Devices
  9. Specialty Kits
  10. Oncology
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