Medical device

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Greydon Inc: Greydon Inc: Medical device packaging system

TiroBreathe is a patent-pending medical device packaging system introduced by Tiromat Medical Packaging. Unlike medical device packs that use a porous material throughout the top lidding to accommodate Eto sterilization, TiroBreathe incorporates only a small “window” or “vent” of porous material for sterilization.
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Materials Product Brief
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DuPont Packaging: DuPont Packaging: Sterile medical film

DuPont’s Tyvek 1073B, Tyvek 1059B, and Tyvek 2FS microbial barrier products provide a high degree of sterilized protection for medical devices and supplies.
Equipment cost justification was discussed by Ivan Heit.
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device packaging issues are addressed before a record crowd at HealthPack 2004.
Package Case Study
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Med packs pass test intact

To complement its visual tests and destructive peel-strength testing for sealed trays for products such as breast implants, medical device packager Mentor Corp., Irving, TX, operates a PTI 225 tester from Packaging Technologies and Inspection.
Machine Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Multivac Inc: Compact thermoformer/sealer

Multivac’s Model R140 rollstock thermoforming system is said to be the smallest system of its kind. Suitable for small product runs, batch runs, and J-I-T manufacturing, the cost-effective R140 is designed especially for packaging food, pharmaceuticals, or medical devices.
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Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC: Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC: Packaging Technologies and Inspection, LLC: Leak-testing technology

PTI introduces the PTI-225, a low-cost, versatile package inspection system that does not alter or destroy packages. Detects leaks in filled and sealed pouches, cups, trays and bottles.
Gerry Gunderson
News
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device manufacturers continually strive for zero recalls caused by packaging problems. An on-site report on this and other issues from HealthPack 2004.
Medtronic Vascular's new package for its Aurora biliary stent is based on a space-saving two-piece thermoform that's packed insi
Package Case Study
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Two-piece tray delivers surgical stents

For a new self-expanding surgical stent, Medtronic Vascular selects compact new thermoform design to make the product easy to unpack.
 Dave Brown
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Advice on medical packaging

"Packagers of medical devices must embrace validation--it’s the key to packaging," said Dave Brown during his March 18 Keynote Address that opened HealthPack 2004 in West Palm Beach, FL.
A "double-wrapping" system overwraps each surgical kit case in 1.5-mil pe film. First, the case is wrapped as it moves end-first
Machine Case Study
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Double wrapping improves Cardinal's health

Healthcare provider Cardinal Health upgrades its surgical kit operations with new shrink-wrapping equipment.

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