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OX-TRAN® Model 702


The OX-TRAN Model 702 is part of Mocon’s modern permeation instrument family, used for oxygen transmission rate (OTR) testing, including high-quality technology that sets a new standard for accuracy, throughput, and ease of use.

The simple design is ideal for quality control as well as research and development. The OX-TRAN Model 702 includes a convenient QuickStart feature which enables an operator to begin testing within moments. The model also includes standard security features to protect critical test setups and control multiple-user situations.

The Model 702 complies with:

  • ASTM D-3985
  • F-1927
  • F-1307

It is certified traceable to NIST and is CFR21 Part 11 compliant. These, as well as optional validation services, certification services, service contracts and use of the highest quality elements, ensure that all regulatory requirements will be met and that the results on which decisions are made will be accurate.

Unique Cell Design

The advanced pneumatic push-button test cells are designed to accommodate standard 50 cm2 samples. These samples can be easily prepared as the cell structures are removable and include an improved surface finish with Nichrome plating for durability. The seven test cells are independently controlled, which makes it possible to run three sets of duplicate samples while allowing for one user-provided reference material.

What’s at stake with a product misspelling?

For any other type of business, it would mean a complete recall – which is costly, but may be otherwise harmless– but, when it comes to the pharma industry, a whole other set of issues could arise.

In addition to the financial costs of a recall and the time lost by resolving these issues, we have to keep in mind the obvious: Patients rely on their prescriptions to help them maintain their health.

Errors in pharma labeling can be devastating because they lead to drug misuse and the appearance of potentially lethal consequences.

A mistake of “Take every 2-4 hours” vs. “Take every 24 hours” is an easy difference to miss when verifying text, but as you can imagine it’s an error that cannot happen.

So, what might be an unfortunate and mild inconvenience for almost any other type of company, becomes a major, life-threatening issue for a pharmaceutical one. The risk placed on people’s lives, the money and time you have to consume, and the damage to your company’s image and reputation makes pharma labeling a process that must be undertaken with extra care and meticulous attention to detail.

Sadly, however, misspellings in the pharma industry continue to happen time and again.

Why does a process that’s supposed to be highly technical and scrupulous keep encountering problems with labeling issues?

It’s hard to pinpoint a single reason, mainly because medical packaging methods and techniques are different for every company.

Follow the link to analyse some common causes of medical and pharmaceutical spelling errors and what can we do to eradicate them:



HL-1 Low Pressure Laboratory Heat Sealer

The satisfactory development, manufacture, conversion, and application of flexible packaging films necessitates the implementation of precise methods of quality control systems.
The HL-1 has been developed to precisely control the parameters essential in determining the heat seal threshold of low-pressure heat sealing material for applications where low-pressure sealing is required, often associated with the product being packaged such as the Tobacco or chocolate confectionery Industries.

The HL-1 has a floating top jaw which has a given seal area and weighs the exact amount to produce the correct pressure needed according to the force per unit area calculation. The seal alignment is easily achieved because of the floating top jaw.

Especially suited for flexible packaging materials used in the Tobacco or Confectionery industry, the HL-1 features accurate control of temperature, pressure and dwell time of a standard surface area sealing jaw.