Jordan Montgomery, technical fellow, and Todd Wetter, packaging engineering manager, both with Medtronic CRDM, shared recent package redesign projects at HealthPack 2010. Montgomery participated in the development of a new package for the next-generation Reveal ICM (Insertable Cardiac Monitor) that can ease preimplant mapping, while Wetter provided an overview of a redesigned Stylet Kit Package, which won an Ameristar award from the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
HIBCC standards allow for direct and literal encoding of product information.
Harmonizing ISO 11607 and EN 868-1 will benefit medical device manufacturers.
IVD packaging should provide good barrier protection to ensure product accuracy.
Advances in sealing and electronics are making form-fill-seal packaging a viable option for a variety of devices.