CLIFTON, N.J., May 8, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — CS Analytical Laboratory, the world’s only FDA regulated contract laboratory exclusively dedicated to providing regulatory solutions and qualification testing services specifically for drug product and medical device container systems is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting an educational webinar on current requirements for USP 661.1 and USP 661.2 testing which will become effective on December 1, 2025. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday June 20, 2024 at 10:00am through 11:30am EST and will cover all pending and current testing requirements for plastic package systems. This webinar will be hosted by Brandon Zurawlow, Chief Scientific Officer for CS Analytical. The webinar is free of charge and attendees may register here.

“As we have stated previously, over the past few years, the USP 661 chapter has undergone a multitude of revisions that have made the overall test requirements much more complex in many ways. Understanding how these changes apply to your package system is paramount to ensuring that your plastic container and package systems meet these new requirements that become effective December 1, 2025,” noted Brandon Zurawlow, CSO. “The goal of this webinar is to provide current updates to the testing requirements and a framework for implementation to help ensure compliance.”

USP 661.1 is designed to characterize the materials of construction for a packaging system while the USP 661.2 chapter is specific to the actual plastic components used in the packaging system. At this point in time, it is expected that there will be no change to the formal implementation date and companies are expected to be in compliance. With less than 18 months to go, now is the time for companies to begin planning the most efficient and effective approach to meeting the new and more comprehensive test requirements. Webinar attendees will gain valuable insight into how best to plan for and implement testing specific to the new USP 661.1 and USP 661.2 guidelines.