Medical device packaging is an interesting industry. It takes planning and expertise to create something that can address all the required aspects of these projects. Sunrise Packaging has a history with this customized packaging style. We love the challenge that comes with designing unique packaging solutions for new medical products.
The best part? Medical device packaging is anything but cookie cutter. There are certain requirements that need to be met from a regulatory standpoint in addition to the unique features of the product itself. Does it have a time frame for use? Is it fragile? What types of materials will accompany it?
Leveraging our expertise is just one benefit of coming to Sunrise for medical packaging needs. We're familiar with the common issues faced in the industry and know how to work with just about anything. Here are some of the most important considerations we've come across when it comes to packaging healthcare and medical products.
Lessons on Medical Device Packaging
Medical devices have unique needs and usually have to meet federal or international regulations. Here are some things to consider when it comes to designing unique packaging solutions.
Medical devices tend to be delicate and expensive. This means that a little extra security is usually required. Whether it comes in the form of thermoformed trays, custom foam, etc, custom inserts are nearly always part of medical device packaging.
Another unique aspect of medical packaging projects? Sterilization is a key component that goes into package design. Depending on the method used, the packaging material needs to allow the sterilizer to do its job.
Whether it uses steam, gas, autoclave, or something else, it may need to be porous or need to retain colors.
Testing & Validation for Medical Device Packaging
One area the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) regulates is packaging integrity. It ensures that seal strength, packaging aging, and other aspects of the packaging are up to code. To get through the testing and validation process takes a practiced hand and some experience. Like Sunrise Packaging can provide.
The Best Time to Think About Packaging?
We might sound biased, but when it comes to medical devices, it's best to start putting together packaging requirements at the beginning. With the complexity of the various requirements, types of inserts, and add in budget considerations? It's best to sketch out the entire picture as soon as possible.
When it comes to medical packaging, work with the experts. Contact our team today.