A universal tube gauge for aluminum and plastic squeeze tubes is now available from Victor Tube (Pittsburgh, PA). It can determine diameters for crimped and filled or open and unfilled tubes, as well as tube lengths and orifice sizes.
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.
Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced the Xymark(TM) laser imager, which employs solid-state electronics with a single, sealed CO2 gas laser tube to mark up to three lines of code at speeds to 1꾖 characters/sec.