The billet forming system from QuesTech Ventures (Newport News, VA) uses patented thermoforming technology to create retortable, semi-rigid plastic containers from preforms or "billets" cut from extruded sheets on close centers.
Klckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) has introduced the Compacker 3, a f/f/s blister packing machine. Low in cost, it offers the largest format in its price range, says the company, and is ideal for generic pharmaceuticals and contract packagers.
Keeping medical device directions outside of a sterilized package lets a healthcare professional read up before opening the package. Luther Medical's patented tray design holds scrolled instructions outside the pack for its catheters.