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  • Stephen Tansey

Consider Cost/Performance Ratio When Evaluating Medical Device Flexible Packaging

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Bringing a new medical device to market in a flexible package can be a long and arduous process.  Even after the device has been proven to be safe and effective enough to obtain the necessary FDA approvals, the manufacturer must still decide on the appropriate packaging.  If the device is not sufficiently protected from exposure to oxygen and/or moisture vapor, its effectiveness can be compromised.  If the flexible packaging material is not sufficiently strong to withstand puncture by sharp edges, its integrity can be adversely affected.  At the same time, however, if the cost of protection becomes excessive, the pricing of the packaged device can render it non-