Developing a medical device package

R Hall
Medical Device Technology 1993, 4 (1): 23-7
Effective packaging is vital to achieve an effective medical device, and it is essential that designers of sterile medical device packaging are fully aware of all of the factors involved. These considerations include not only the requirements of the package in terms of appropriate method of sterilization, product-packaging interactions, and shelf-life, but also the environment in which the product will be used, the needs of the production facility, and what storage and distribution hazards the packaged product may encounter. In this article, the author provides a comprehensive packaging brief for designers, which clearly defines the needs of the manufacturer and the customer.

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