QTS’ Principal Project Engineer, Brian Nissen, and Vice President of Systems, Gerry Gunderseon, were recently featured in an article published in BONEZONE by ORTHOWORLD.
In the article, “Identifiable and Sterile: Trends Driving Device Packaging,” Gunderson and Nissen discuss how new UDI guidance and movement towards single-use, sterile products have impacted medical device labeling and outsourcing trends.
“That small requirement, that medical devices bear a UDI and a human readable, set off a whole chain of events in terms of label layout and label size selection,” he [Gunderson] says. “Suddenly, you have a need in label validation and production to have a tool that could interpret machine readable codes.”
Additionally, they note the importance of spending time with end-users (most often, nursing staff) and examining the package needs to be more cost-effective and efficient.
Nissen stresses that for package designers, the benefits of spending time with perioperative nurses and scrub nurses can be immense. “We’ve found that even a few hours with a scrub or surgical nurse is worth several months of engineering experience,” he says.
Read the full article here.