Flexible Solutions

Medical Device Packaging for Converted Products

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Mar 29, 2022 1:01:05 PM

When designing a medical device, the device is the focus. It must be safe and effective. It also must be packaged!

Packaging can sometimes be an afterthought, but it is very important. Packaging design can impact the medical product’s success in the following ways:

  • Product appearance and how it compares to competitive products
  • Proper handling and ease of handling by the end-user
  • Storage efficiency
  • Sterilization and product integrity

Final packaging concepts should be considered early in the design process and should be included in the proof of concept, prototypes, product testing, and sterilization phases.

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Topics: medical device

NEW! 3M™ Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Tapes for Wearable Devices

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Feb 18, 2021 8:20:33 AM

One of our top material suppliers, 3M, recently announced the release of their next generation of medical silicone adhesives, 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Tapes. 3M 2480 is the first product to launch in this new portfolio. It is a single coated medical nonwoven tape with hi-tack silicone adhesive on a liner. The benefits of this exciting new material include:

  • Longer wear-times (up to 4 days)
  • Supports heavier devices
  • Offers more secure adhesion
  • Repositionable

Read the full press release from 3M here.

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Topics: medical device, Medical PSA, Skin-Contact PSA, Silicone, 3M, 3m tape

Die-Cut Solutions for Rapid Diagnostic Testing

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Jun 22, 2020 8:45:00 AM

 Point-of-care and rapid diagnostic testing are increasingly important in the areas of disease detection, treatment monitoring, and preventative care. This market is particularly important as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative that components of these devices and test kits are reliable and of the highest quality.

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Topics: Foams, medical device, Medical PSA, 3m tape

Choosing a Medical PSA (skin- contact pressure sensitive adhesive)

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Jul 14, 2017 8:44:14 AM

 

Ever wonder why hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare providers don’t just use duct tape for bandages, wound care, and device fixation? Well, there are many reasons, but first, try sticking it to the skin and peeling it off. The main reason is simple: duct tape does not use a medical grade pressure-sensitive adhesive.

Medical adhesives must be skin-friendly, non-migratory, with a variable degree of initial tack and peel adhesion. Ease of removal, breathability, and durability also differentiate medical adhesives from other types of tapes.

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Topics: medical device, Skin-Contact PSA, Silicone

Solutions for Medical Device Assemblies

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Oct 21, 2016 10:40:18 AM

Die-cut Components for Medical Devices

We believe that true stories can tell you more than any fluffy marketing materials that we create. That is why we are sharing two new case studies in this blog post. Both case studies explore die-cut solutions that Marian provided to medical device companies. Quality and reliability are critical in this industry. Additionally, assembly efficiency and cost savings are important to the success of the business. In these case studies, you will see that Marian is well equipped and prepared to meet the stringent requirements demanded by the medical device industry. Enjoy!  

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Topics: Foams, PORON Foam, medical device