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Improve Protection and Cleanliness for Medical Devices During Shipping and Storage with Foamtec’s Medical Grade Foams

by | Feb 2, 2023

Medical devices are crucial in modern healthcare, and their cleanliness and functionality are of utmost importance. When it comes to implantable medical devices, the packaging of these devices must be carefully considered to prevent any potential damage during transportation. In this blog, we’ll discuss how Foamtec International’s medical grade foams can improve the packaging of implantable medical devices.

Foam packaging components are fabricated to conform to device dimensions.

Implantable medical devices must be protected from shock and vibration damage during shipment. This is crucial to ensure that the devices reach their destination in perfect condition and are ready to be implanted in the patient. Furthermore, the packaging must be clean and ESD safe, depending on the device. This is to prevent any particles or contaminants that could potentially cause harm to the patient.

Traditionally, implantable medical device packaging has been designed specifically for each device, which can drive up non-recurring engineering, tooling, and package costs. Packaging cost is a significant challenge for medical device manufacturers, especially those with many similarly shaped SKUs.

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Foamtec International’s medical grade foams offer a solution to these challenges by providing a cost-effective and efficient way to protect implantable medical devices during shipment. The company’s ultra-clean medical grade foams, such as CleanWIPE and UltraSORB, meet ISO 5 cleanroom cleanliness standards and are compatible with ISO 10993 requirements. All parts are laundered in an ISO 5 cleanroom post fabrication and can be tested and certified to be free of endotoxins. Additionally, these foams are compatible with various sterilization processes, such as EtO, steam, e-beam and gamma irradiation.

Using Foamtec’s medical grade foams, medical device manufacturers can reduce the number of vacuum-formed trays required to protect their devices. This not only reduces the cost of packaging but also helps to keep the packaging process as simple and efficient as possible. Moreover, Foamtec’s foams are ultra-clean, ensuring that there are no contaminants that could potentially harm the patient.

In conclusion, Foamtec International’s medical grade foams offer a cost-effective, efficient, and safe way to protect implantable medical devices during shipment. By reducing the number of vacuum-formed trays and ensuring ultra-clean packaging, medical device manufacturers can improve the packaging process while ensuring the safety of their devices. If you’re looking for a reliable and efficient solution for packaging implantable medical devices, Foamtec International’s medical grade foams are worth considering.

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