For example, a nasal cannula has an expiration date, while a disposable facemask does not; a 30-m L syringe has an expiration date, but a 10-m L syringe (from the same manufacturer) does not; an IV tubing of one type has an expiration date, while another type does not, although their purpose is exactly the same.
Another question is why certain nonsterile items have an expiration date at all?
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VI-PAK also extends the product shelf life by preventing dehydration of the liquid and agar medium before the end of the product's shelf life.
Clear package of each transport system ensures that the correct product is selected for the appropriate investigation.
A breach of package integrity most often occurs due to some event.
Multiple distribution cycles, repeated handling in inventory, and exposure to various environmental conditions are some points at which events may occur resulting in damage to the protection a package provides a product.
Revisions, Deferrals, and Cancellations generally are posted in advance of posting of the online USP–NF or Supplement.