Lidding of DuPont™ Tyvek® is ideal for thermoformed trays and helps to protect high profile, heavyweight and/or fragile devices so that they maintain sterility and integrity until opened with a clean peel aseptic presentation. Up to eight times stronger than medical-grade papers of equal or greater basis weight, Tyvek® resists punctures—even from the irregular or sharp edges of many surgical devices.
"DuPont™ Tyvek® Brings Added Value to Innovative Drug Delivery System by West Pharmaceutical Services"
Features the innovative Clip'n'Ject™ reconstitution system and explains why one of the key advantages of the system is the packagingg - a thermoformed tray with a lid of Tyvek®.
"Tyvek® Protects New Stryker® Howmedica Osteonics Implant That Could Revolutionize Lower Back Surgery"
Details the unique packaging requirements of the Aquarelle™ Hydrogel Disc Nucleus; the approach taken to determine the most appropriate packaging configuration and materials; and the reasons why Tyvek® 1073B was chosen for the lidding on both the inner and outer trays.
MDM: Stryker® Howmedica Osteonics, Allendale, NJ
"Asahi Kasei Chooses Tyvek® To Package Its Premiere Product"
Discusses why this Japanese Corporation switched from medical-grade paper to Tyvek® 1073B to package its virus removal filter called Planova®.
MDM: Asahi Kasei, Japan
"Package Redesign Using DuPont™ Tyvek® is a Winning Choice for Smith & Nephew"
Details Smith & Nephew's substantial package redesign project for its line of hip stems and its commitment to continue using Tyvek® for the lidding material on both the inner and outer trays.
MDM: Smith & Nephew, Memphis, TN
"Umbicut® and Tyvek® Work Together To Cut Potential for Neonate Infection"
Features Euroband® Umbicut®, a scissors-like sterile device for clamping and cutting umbilical cords. Umbicut® is helping to protect newborns in underdeveloped countries from a common cause of infection and death. Explains why Tyvek® 1059B was chosen as the lidding material.
MDM: Pollak (International) Ltd., Israel
"To Protect an Innovative Product, Lifecore Biomedical Relies on DuPont Tyvek®"
Features GYNECARE INTERGEL Adhesion Prevention Solution, a unique product used in peritoneal cavity surgeries that required unique packaging. Explains why Tyvek® was chosen as the lidding material.
MDM: Lifecore Biomedical, Chaska, MN
"Weck Closure Systems Wins MDEA Competition with Hem-o-lok® Packaged in Tyvek®"
Showcases the Hem-o-lok® polymer ligating clip, a gold award winner in the 2000 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) competition. Explains why Tyvek® was chosen as the lidding material.
MDM: Weck Closure Systems, Research Triangle Park, NC
"Osaki Medical Chooses DuPont Tyvek® for High-Quality Sterile Packaging"
Explains why Osaki Medical switched from medical-grade paper to Tyvek® for packaging its line of sterilized products, which includes gauze, bandages and absorbent cotton. Details the many benefits of the switch to Tyvek®, including elimination of customer complaints, increase in business and enhancement of company reputation.
MDM: Osaki Medical Products Company, Japan
"Drug Manufacturer Wanted Easy-Open Packaging for Arthritis Patients They Chose Tyvek®"
Showcases ENBREL® kits, which contain everything a patient needs to self-administer a single dose of arthritis medicine a syringe, sterile water and alcohol swabs. Explains the unique requirements for packaging the kits and why Tyvek® was the ideal choice for the lidding material.
MDM: Immunex Corporation, Seattle, WA
"Baxter Healthcare Breathes Easier, Thanks to Tyvek®"
Explores the process used to create a double-sterile barrier package for Baxter Healthcare's Swan-Ganz™ catheters that would allow ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization. Details why Tyvek® was chosen for the lid on the inner tray and the breather patch on the outer package.
MDM: CardioVascular Group (CVG) of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL
"Tiny Neotrend™ Probe Performs Giant Feats on Premature Infants ... With Some Packaging Help from Tyvek®"
Showcases Neotrend™ - an incredibly small catheter and probe with sensors that is used to monitor a premature infant's vital signs. Explains the degree of precision required for packaging this device and how the characteristics of Tyvek® are particularly well suited for this type of demanding medical packaging.
MDM: Diametrics Medical Ltd., High Wycombe, Bucks, UK
"KeraVision, Inc. 'Sees' a Healthy Future with Packaging of Tyvek®"
Features the KeraVision® Ring, an ophthalmic implant that corrects myopia. Explains why Tyvek® was chosen as the lidding material for both the inner and outer trays that package this unique product.
MDM: KeraVision, Inc., Fremont, CA
"At ConMed-Aspen Labs ... Tyvek® Meets the Challenge of Change"
Discusses ConMed-Aspen Labs' history of upgrading its sterilization process (from EtO sterilization to gamma radiation to E-beam radiation) and the important role that Tyvek® continues to play for this leading manufacturer of electrosurgical products.
MDM: ConMed-Aspen Labs, Englewood, CA
"Gore Changes Sterilization Methods to Autoclave ... But Stays with Tyvek®"
Discusses Gores switch from EtO sterilization to steam for its line of GORE-TEX® medical products. Explains why Tyvek® 1073B remained as the lidding material of choice and notes positive feedback about Tyvek® from the nurses who handle GORE-TEX® products.
MDM: W.L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, AR
"Bard Urological Puts Priority on Packaging Quality"
Summarizes the process Bard used to evaluate alternatives to the packaging materials it was using for its catheters after internal evaluations and customer feedback indicated that there were many problems with the original paper lidding. Explains why Tyvek® 1059B was chosen as the new lidding material and notes the added benefits realized from this switch.
MDM: Bard Urological