The medical packaging of the EnVeo™ R next-generation Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) System from Medtronic was designed to deliver functionality, containment, protection, preservation, and communication benefits for surgical users.

EnVeo™ R consists of a porcine tissue valve on a nitinol frame. Its packaging configuration provides a single user with complete control of the 62-inch-long catheter. The packaging system consists of a tray in a single pouch contained inside a paperboard carton. Compared to its predecessor, the new EnVeo™ R features a more functional catheter tray, an improved single pouch configuration and reduced packaging waste.

The package was designed through a collaboration among Medtronic’s Packaging and Labeling, Research and Development, Quality, Marketing and Human Factors departments, according to David Clarke, Packaging Engineering Supervisor, Medtronic Vascular Galway Ltd., in Ireland. Medtronic also employed end-user feedback in the development process.

“This packaging system defines new frontiers in the medical device field by integrating material, with end-use customer-focused features that enable the package as a value-add to the overall therapy,” Clarke said.

The package won a Gold Award and was honored for Excellence in Technological Advancement and Enhanced User Experience at the 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation competition.

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