Podcast Episode Description:
In this episode of SPOT radio, Charlie Webb talks about what is coming up on SPOT radio for the year ahead. Charlie also talks about machine innovation from his point of view from his 30 years in Healthcare innovation and marketing. He explains a new mobile app for medical device packaging engineers and quality managers that he strongly believes will forever change the way packaging engineers will interact with their packaging systems.
About SPOT Radio Host Charlie Webb CPPL
Charlie Webb is the founder and President of Van der Stahl Scientific; A medical device packaging and testing machine provider. He also hosts the popular Podcast "SPOT Radio" (sterile packaging on track) www.spotradiopodcast.com Charlie was recognized in the Rode Podcast awards as the top 100 ‘Highly Commended Podcast for his Podcast "Antidote to Despair" Charlie earned his BS degree in Management at the University of Redlands and completed the medical device development program at the Andersen graduate school of management at UCLA. Charlie is a “lifetime” certified packaging professional “CPPL” certified through the institute of packaging professionals as well as a “Six Sigma Master Black Belt”. As a member of a scientific review board, he co-developed micro-surgical devices that broke away from the conservative innovation models. Charlie has been in sterile device packaging for 26 years and has been involved in numerous FDA and ISO audits as a regulatory advisor.
He is also a certified internal auditor and is the Quality Manager for Van der Stähl Scientific’s demanding ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory accreditation. Under Charlie's quality management system his lab received the MSI Continuous Improvement Award. Charlie is a member of the IOPP Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee, and the ASTM F02 technical committee and has multiple granted and pending patents on medical device packaging machinery and pouch testing systems.
His current patent-pending technologies include a medical device tray sealer that will integrate pouch testing within the packaging machine to provide 100% real-time seal testing. Also, in development is his patented HTIP system (human tissue isolation pouch) this disposable system is designed to help avoid packaging machine contamination. His patented seal-through HTIP system isolates the donor tissue during the packaging process to help thwart cross-contamination between donor events. This system will help prevent machine contamination and increase packaging machine component life cycles, saving money while managing infection risks to donor recipients.
His company was also recently awarded a federal contract as a medical device packaging machine provider for the VA Hospital group and his laboratory client list includes NASA and the CDC (center for disease control). He continues to grow his company’s new product development program with the aim of reaching more users of their equipment in order to better manage healthcare packaging failures.