Industry Power Hour at the[PACK]out


Each year, thePACKout hosts an Industry Power Hour as part of the conference, featuring representatives from various industry working groups. Yesterday, this fast-paced hour featured six different groups each giving a brief overview of their organization, what they are working to address, and how you can get involved. Here’s a quick recap of the engaging hour—reach out, get involved, and help to make an impact on the industry 


AAMI Technical Committee 198, Working Group 7

  • Mission: AAMI is a diverse community of more than 10,000 professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for health technology and sterilization professionals. 
  • How To Get Involved: Find your company’s AAMI membership coordinator and ask if there is a primary or alternate representative for your company for ST/WG7. Become your company’s primary / alternate representative. 
  • Website | LinkedIn 

ASTM F02 Primary Barrier Packaging Committee

  • Mission: Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards—developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts—and innovative services to improve lives … helping our world work better. 
  • How To Get Involved: Become a member ($115/per year individual membership and students are FREE) or join a committee!  
  • Website | LinkedIn 

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC)

  • HPRC is a private, technical consortium of industry peers across manufacturing, healthcare, and recycling industries seeking to improve the recyclability of plastic products and packaging within healthcare. Committed to continuous dialogue, HPRC explores ways to enhance the economics, efficiency, and ultimately the quality and quantity of healthcare plastics collected for recycling.  
  • Mission: Collaborate across the value chain to inspire and enable the healthcare community to implement viable, safe, cost-effective, and circularity-advancing recycling solutions for plastics used in the delivery of healthcare. 
  • How To Get Involved: Have your company become a member.  
  • Website | LinkedIn 

IoPP Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee (MDPTC)

  • MDPTC is dedicated to creating networking and educational opportunities that empower packaging professionals to succeed.   
  • Mission: The mission of the Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee is to be a resource and ally to the medical device/healthcare packaging industry. Acting to educate its membership and the medical device industry on all aspects of medical device packaging.   
  • How To Get Involved: Become a member (Are you a student? See student membership details here.) Make sure to mention MDPTC when applying!  
  • Website | LinkedIn 

Kilmer Innovations in Packaging (KiiP)

  • KiiP is a fast-growing organization of passionate individuals who are breaking down the silo walls in the healthcare packaging and sterility assurance value chain - from medical device manufacturers through to the end-user and healthcare professionals.  
  • Mission: Challenging the status quo by facilitating collaboration, sharing knowledge, and promoting innovation and education throughout the healthcare packaging value chain 
  • How To Get Involved: Keep an eye on their LinkedIn page for new-member meeting announcements. Or find your nearest KiiPster (see LinkedIn Page) and let them know you’re interested in joining!  
  • LinkedIn  

Sterile Barrier Association

  • The Sterile Barrier Association (SBA) is the European trade association for companies who produce Sterile Barrier Systems (SBS) and associated equipment and accessories for the healthcare industry.  
  • Mission: To be the recognized expert association in the healthcare industry, promoting the use of and providing education on the most suitable single use sterile barrier systems to ensure patient safety.  
  • How To Get Involved: Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here.  
  • Website | LinkedIn 

Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC)

  • Mission: SPMC is a consortium of like-minded companies committed to patient protection by providing sterilization packaging for life-saving medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The SPMC collaborates with our supply chain partners and regulators to provide packaging requirement guidance, test methodology clarity, standards development, and user education. SPMC members use their wealth of experience for the betterment of all. Don’t miss Sterile Packaging Day on February 5, 2025!  
  • How To Get Involved: Visit their member page to learn more.  
  • Website | LinkedIn 
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