Packaging/​Sterilization

Packaging

Medical device packaging design is an essential aspect of product development. Learn about the packaging and packaging systems that ensure that your medical devices are brought to market safely.

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News : Packaging & Sterilization
Venting Technology Improves Sterilization of Surgical Instruments, Helps Fight HAIs
Venting Technology Improves Sterilization of Surgical Instruments, Helps Fight HAIs

Porex, a developer of porous polymer solutions, and Guangdong Xianfeng Medical Technology Co., Ltd. have teamed up to develop a sterile container that will...

Venting Technology Improves Sterilization of Surgical Instruments, Helps Fight HAIs
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips
Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips

It can be challenging to make sure you've covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process for medical instrumentation. For each application, there are many elements to consider,...

Tubing and Hose Buying: Top 20 Tips
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity
Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Medbio, Grand Rapids, MI, has opened a second manufacturing facility. The company is an outsource manufacturer offering design and engineering, manufacturing, assembly, and packaging solutions for the...

Medbio Expands Manufacturing Capacity
Features : Design
Improving Cancer Screening by Design
Improving Cancer Screening by Design

Every year, 50,000 Americans die from colorectal cancer, a common cancer that is easy to detect and can be effectively treated if caught in its earliest stages. Unfortunately, 38 percent of Americans...

Improving Cancer Screening by Design
Technology Leaders : Packaging & Sterilization
Package Engineering for Sterilization
Package Engineering for Sterilization

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

Package Engineering for Sterilization
Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products & Services: January 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: January 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Packaging System

CleanCut Technologies, Anaheim, CA, has added a new packaging system to the company's portfolio of packaging products. The Vault packaging system is...

New Products & Services: January 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Features : Medical
CMOS Imaging Sensors: Direct, Real-Time Color Imaging in Cardiovascular Devices
CMOS Imaging Sensors: Direct, Real-Time Color Imaging in Cardiovascular Devices

Advances in CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) imaging sensor (CIS) module technology are shrinking pixel size, allowing more pixels to fit into a...

CMOS Imaging Sensors: Direct, Real-Time Color Imaging in Cardiovascular Devices
Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Sterilization, Packaging, and Materials: CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Sterilization, Packaging, and Materials: CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Single-use medical devices, pharmaceuticals, components, and packaging that need to be sterile must be treated with an appropriate and validated technique. It is also...

Sterilization, Packaging, and Materials: CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS
News : Packaging & Sterilization
Interactive screens on your packages

Instead of reading a label, consumers could be interacting with an electronic screen on packaging in the future, thanks to a development by scientists at the University of Sheffield. The scientists collaborated with technology company Novalia to create a new way of displaying information on packaging, a move...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thermoforming Packaging Machine

Multivac, Wolfertschwenden, Germany, has released the R 081 thermoforming packaging machine, an entry-level model for automatically packing small or medium-sized batches. The compact system is ideal for use in environments with limited space and is suitable for packaging sterile medical products in small batch...

Features : Medical
Current Trends in Sterile Medical Packaging and How They’re Impacting OEMs

The medical device industry often gets attention for its innovation and constant evolution. However, even the most innovative medical device technology is of no use if its integrity and functionality aren’t protected. The expanding medical packaging industry is in...

Briefs : Packaging & Sterilization
Ensuring Your Medical Device Meets Sterilization Standards Throughout the Supply Chain

Ensuring that device packaging meets specifications.

Considering the complex science and research that goes into developing medical devices, it is important to take time to consider the detailed process and requirements in place for safely delivering...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
A “Particle” of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure: The Significant Benefits of Premarket and Postmarket Particulate Testing of Cardiovascular Devices

Particulate testing of cardiovascular medical devices is an important and valuable step on the road to regulatory clearance, market success, and patient safety. Device manufacturers that...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineering and Construction Process for Custom Device Cases
Engineering and Construction Process for Custom Device Cases

When bringing new medical equipment or portable mobile medical devices to market, manufacturers turn to packaging engineers to develop custom case solutions that can enhance and...

Engineering and Construction Process for Custom Device Cases
Briefs : Medical
Making the Right Choice for Primary Packaging
Making the Right Choice for Primary Packaging
Technipaq, Inc.,
Crystal Lake, IL

At the onset of a project it seems there are a myriad of things that an engineer or packaging professional should consider when choosing an...

Making the Right Choice for Primary Packaging
Products : Materials
Alternatives to Barex Resin

Bemis Company, Inc., Neenah, WI, has commercially-available alternatives to Barex resin-based packaging. Its new sealant structure, CXB™, is specifically designed for the healthcare market. This sealant is incorporated into a proprietary laminated structure designed to deliver effective chemical resistance and low...

Products : Medical
Systems for Packaging

igus, Inc., East Providence, RI, presents a range of new products developed to meet stringent demands of the packaging industry. Its tribo-tape material, made from proven self-lubricating iglide® A160 material, is suited to lowering friction in a range of applications, and its DryLin® linear products...

Briefs : Medical
Advanced Pouching for Medical Materials

Medical pouching is an innovative segment of standard packaging used primarily for delicate or sterile medical devices and disposables. The trend toward thinner, less expensive materials and components may be beneficial for the bottom line, but not all materials and assemblies are made equal. One...

Products : Packaging & Sterilization
Ultrasonic Sealing Technology

Rinco Ultrasonics, Danbury, CT, a leading manufacturer of ultrasonic welding equipment, was awarded a US patent for its PPS0145 film sealing technology for ultrasonic film sealing of flexible packaging. This technology, with its interlocking tooling design, increases seal strength, improves aesthetics, allows seals...

Products : Test & Measurement
ISO Certified Class 8 Clean Room

The Caplugs, Buffalo, NY, Class 8 clean room is ISO 9001 certified and recently received ISO 13485 recommendation. Caplugs caters to medical customers by providing traceability, record retention, and its strict process controls guarantee medical devices meet exact customer specifications and tolerances with...

Products : Medical
Custom Domed Labels

Nameplates for Industry, Inc., New Bedford, MA, introduces custom domed labels that provide a durable and colorful alternative to injection molded or stamped 3D name plates. Featuring a high-gloss, non-yellowing, weatherproof, and scratch-resistant finish, doming incorporates a two-part urethane combined with a substrate and...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Pre-Validated Medical Packaging Solution
Pre-Validated Medical Packaging Solution

Due to the complex requirements of the medical device industry, the internal resources of device OEMs are drawn primarily to the device R&D and regulatory arenas. However, once the device R&D...

Pre-Validated Medical Packaging Solution
Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sterilization with Nitrogen Dioxide Gas: A New Tool for Designers and Manufacturers

Noxilizer has developed a room temperature sterilization process for medical devices that is based on nitrogen dioxide (NO2) gas. Currently, industrial sterilizers and contract sterilization services using NO2 gas are being offered to medical device...

Products : Packaging & Sterilization
Film-Based Labels
Film-Based Labels

Victrex Polymer Solutions (West Conshohocken, PA) offers labeling solutions for critical medical instruments based on APTIV® films made from VICTREX® PEEK polymer. The film labels retain their properties after multiple...

Film-Based Labels
Products : Packaging & Sterilization
Class 7 Cleanroom Packaging

Perfecseal (Oshkosh, WI) has certified its sterile medical pouch and bag manufacturing facility to ISO 14644-1 (1999) Class 7 cleanroom standards. Vision inspection systems have already been installed on several production lines including the large coating line that applies heat seal coatings like Perfecseal® CR27 to...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization Validations: Considerations in Reusable Device Design

Reusable devices face significant design challenges that single-use devices do not. A design engineer must think about how the device will perform not only during the first use, but for every subsequent use. Many medical devices need to be able to...

Features : Test & Measurement
Medical Device Packaging Validation Testing 101

Package validation testing has always been an important aspect of many medical device development processes. Today, it isn’t just new packaging that manufacturers need to worry about — economic and environmental conditions are also driving manufacturers to revalidate their packaging.

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New Polyimide Products from Zeus

Zeus is now able to fill your polyimide (PI) needs with the introduction of our new polyimide and PI Glide™ tubing and coated wire capabilities. Our polyimide tubing and coated wire is available in the smallest dimensions and in a high lubricity form, PI Glide™.

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