Warehouse Mapping

November 29, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – The changing weather can greatly impact certain areas of your warehouse, and these temperatures changes may affect your product. Will temperature mapping your warehouse only once provide enough information to understand the storage conditions in the warehouse during the coldest time of the year (high use of heating) and…

Keeping Vaccines Safe for Use

November 15, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – Keeping a drug effective relies greatly on keeping it at the proper temperature, even throughout transport from manufacturer to end user. Vaccines that are exposed to temperatures outside of the acceptable range may be damaged, weakened, or destroyed. As of right now, there is no single agency in the…

Mesa’s BI Relocation Progress

November 1, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – Mesa’s Biological Indicator division relocation to its new manufacturing facility in Bozeman, Montana, is making great headway. Since the announcement of the relocation, the PCD products previously manufactured in Omaha, Nebraska have successfully transitioned to the new location. All contract studies are still performed in Evergreen, our original Bozeman…

Controlling Pollution and Emissions

October 26, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – It is well known that air pollution in the U.S. is a major concern and the EPA has taken steps to improve America’s air quality. Between 1980 and 2016, gross domestic product increased 158 percent, vehicle miles traveled increased 111 percent, energy consumption increased 25 percent, and U.S. population…

Improve Ergonomics and Repeatability

October 12, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – Ergonomics is defined as human engineering and the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, especially the equipment they use.1 Ergonomics plays an enormous role in today’s workplace, particularly in manufacturing-type settings. Ignoring proper ergonomics for employees can result in lost productivity, increased waste throughout manufacturing processes,…

September is National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month

September 28, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – September is National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, as designated by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP). This awareness promotes commitment to infection control by adopting the CDC’s Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care and Companion Checklist. The checklist provides…

FDA Visits and Form 483

September 26, 2017, Lakewood, Colorado – The FDA has the authority to visit a manufacturer to inspect their facility and verify that all processes are compliant with any applicable regulations. If the FDA inspector finds anything of concern, they are required to document those findings. This official documentation is done on Form #483 – also…