Medical device

Medtronic Vascular's new package for its Aurora biliary stent is based on a space-saving two-piece thermoform that's packed insi
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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.
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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
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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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High-visibility packs to see rapid growth

A studypublished in March 2004 by the Freedonia Group forecasts United States demand for clamshells, blister packs and other prominent packages will reach $7.2 billion in 2008.
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Amcor receives ISO 13485 certification

As of Dec. 2003, all four US manufacturing sites of Amcor Flexibles Healthcare are registered to ISO 13485, the quality system specific to medical devices.
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Klockner Pentaplast: Klockner Pentaplast: Thin film

Klöckner Pentaplast offers a line of Barex® acrylonitrile copolymer thin film offering oxygen barrier, chemical resistance, flavor and fragrance retention, and excellent sealability.
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Rollstock for difficult applications

Flexicon offers its 2100 rollstock designed for challenging applications and those that require excellent barrier properties. The high-performance structure—polyester/ foil/polyester/polyethylene sealant—provides good moisture, light, and oxygen barriers in demanding product situations.
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Web Plus: Reverse auctions: Love 'em or hate 'em

Reverse-auction buying of packaging seems to have a toe-hold among manufacturers. It may even be on the verge of becoming a trend, according to a Web-based survey conducted on Packworld.com earlier this summer.
P&G's Actonel 35mg, Senior Elite Dosepak
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IoPP selects AmeriStar winners

Packaging for a pharmaceutical product from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and a medical device from Exactech Inc. earned top awards in the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ 2003 AmeriStar competition.
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Packaging technology on display

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.

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