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Tyvek® Rx: September 2016

On July 13, 2016, nearly 50 medical device industry professionals gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to attend the latest in a series of educational seminars hosted by DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection. 

Educational highlights of this seminar included:

  • Overview of Tyvek® for medical packaging applications
  • Update on Tyvek® Transition
  • Medical packaging industry review, including regulatory and standards updates and a review of recent industry white papers and studies
  • Basics of microbial barrier/ingress and a comparison of current microbial barrier test methods
  • How to sell the value of packaging within a medical device company
  • Packaging engineering and design
Seminar speakers from DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection included: Jose Arevalo, Business Development Manager, Eastern Region and Latin America; Marc Bandman, Americas Market Manager; Karen Polkinghorne, Packaging Engineer and MDM Specialist; and Jane Severin, Ph.D., CPP, Packaging Sciences and Customer Applications.
An informal networking session was held immediately following the seminar.  While enjoying light refreshments, attendees had an opportunity to discuss specific questions or concerns with the DuPont subject matter experts who had spoken during the seminar. 
The next educational seminar will be held on November 1, 2016, at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego, California. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required. To reserve your seat at this one-day seminar, visit
Dates and venues for seminars in 2017 are being set up now and will be posted at as they are scheduled. We hope you will be able to join us at one of these upcoming events.