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This study describes the context for the development of a tool to formatively assess information technology skills of students. The tool provides a reliable and valid assessment of word processing competency, utilizing automation to apply the test instrument via the Microsoft Office package. Tests can be designed directly by tutors, and delivered via a… (More)
The market for medical devices is governed by the need to have validated products and processes, clean manufacturing environments and proven shelf-life. All this, often for products that are disposable, low-unit-cost items and, as such, highly price sensitive. This, in turn, has an impact on the businesses supplying the market. This article considers one… (More)
The introduction of more cost-effective packaging is restricted by the lack of resources and time that is available for validating new materials. New techniques are being developed to shorten approval times and reduce hold-ups in benefitting from innovative packaging solutions.