When it comes to products and tools in general — the level of sterility, precision, and quality youll find in a hospital is virtually unparalleled. This is hardly surprising.
Healthcare is one of the most important facets of our lives. Where would we be without it? From open heart surgery to basic modern medicine, the healthcare industry has made the impossible possible, and preserved life where it might never have a chance. But to meet the very unique requirements of modern medicine, a wide variety of products and technologies have been developed to package, protect, and deliver the many life saving tools that are used today.
To regulate these products, a number of standards have been developed to make sure that when health care is involved, production standards are held to a particularly high standard. For example, the EN868 and ISO 11607 standards both come together to ensure that sterilized plastic packaging used everywhere from operating rooms to doctors offices are held to very specific quality standards regulating their production, packaging, quality control and more.
The prevalence of these standards highlights the monumental importance of medical packaging. Think about it, without effective medical packaging how would the pace makers, the syringes, the scalpels, tongue depressors, and thermometers be delivered safely and hygienically?
When surgeons are performing any sort of procedure, they frequently must rely on the many tools that come with the job whether they are installing a new set of lungs or removing a tumor.