Distribution Simulation Testing
Life Science Outsourcing’s distribution simulation testing services check packaging systems against genuine, real-world hazards, and ensures compliance.
Distribution Simulation Testing Expertise
There are numerous environmental and physical conditions that medical packages and products will encounter when traveling from point of manufacture to the sterilization facility, distribution center, health care facility, or other final destination. Distribution simulation testing evaluates packaging ability to withstand such conditions and is an essential part of meeting necessary requirements by complying with the ISO 11607 standard.
It may also be necessary to expose medical packages and products to atmospheric conditioning to simulate specific field circumstances they often encounter during the expected life cycle or testing cycle. The ASTM D4332 standard addresses this.
Distribution Simulation Testing Methods
Used to determine the rugged nature of medical packages and the effectiveness of interior cushioning when the products or packages systems are exposed to impact during material handling operations.
Used to determine the ability of medical packages and products to withstand shock and vibration encountered during the entire transit course.
Used to determine the maximum compression resistance and long-term stacking strength of both individual medical packages and their master shipping containers.
- Concentrated impact
This test evaluates the ability of packaging to resist the force of concentrated impacts from outside sources, such as those encountered in various modes of transportation and handling.
- Vacuum (low pressure)
This test determines the effects of high altitude or pressure differential when packaged products are transported via certain modes of transport such as aircraft or ground over high mountain passes.