The regulations for medical device packaging are extremely complex. Moreover, the packaging in combination with the microbiological barrier system needs to be compliant with the standards used in operation rooms and their sterile surroundings. The carrier is designed to keep the device in a stable position, guarantee its safety and functionality and protect the microbiological barrier, which is provided by stericlin® pouches. The product box needs to properly secure the PleioFlow RF-Device during transport. A masterpiece of plastic replacement.
The unprinted cartonboard has many advantages for the employees preparing the device in its microbiological barrier as well as the user of the device itself. It allows the stericlin® pouches to be visually inspected for any particle residues in the pouches themselves as well as any cracks, damages, or residues that may occur. With the given design, it is easy for the surgeon to open and unmount the product from the carrier within the sterile surrounding of the operation room, even while wearing gloves.
“The complex medical device with all its wires, tubes and instruments is held firmly in place by a carefully crafted structural carton. It is this functionality that so impressed the jury. Everything is fixed very well in here using cartonboard, wrapped for operation room sterility in a plastic bag and shipped in an outer carton. It’s a great, simple example of cartonboard for the medical industry.”