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Packaging: Design for Sterilization

Published Date: December 7, 2017

When bringing a medical device from conception to market an often overlooked key step is packaging design and engineering. Not only does one need to take into account the look, feel, and protective qualities of the packaging but design should also be considered when determining the sterilization method for the medical device. While the product will determine the optimal sterilization method, the packaging system must support the method chosen. Each of the different sterilization methods, EO, Steam, Gamma and so on, have unique qualities which must be taken into account during the design process.

In this webinar we will discuss the various methods of sterilization, how to design around them, and where to look when solving difficult or unique problems. Careful consideration of the many factors present allows for a reduction in material cost, optimization of performance, minimization of risk, decrease in cycle or dose times, and overall improved functionality.

This webinar will include:

  • The most important items to consider when designing for sterilization
  • The most common sterilization methods, their constraints and advantages
  • How to reduce time to market through careful design

Presenter: Andrew Manrique is a Packaging Design Engineer and sterilization specialist with 6 years of experience in the custom packaging world. With experience in design for the aerospace industry, military, museum, and medical industry, Andrew brings a diverse skill set to tackling the issues of packaging design for sterilization.