With the recent updates to EN ISO/DIS 11607:2017, usability of aseptic presentation continues to be a key area of interest for many medical packaging stakeholders. Similarly, the Medical Device Regulation (MDR), adopted in April 2017, has also introduced changes and new requirements versus the existing MDD. With such new attention focused on usability, manufacturers should continue to prioritize packaging usability and design sterile packaging that is increasingly user-centric.
Our DuPont Medical Packaging experts were excited to learn more about this topic while attending Healthpack 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the conference, DuPont colleagues administered a poll to 171 conference attendees made up of packaging engineers, sourcing representatives, quality assurance workers, and other professionals in the medical device packaging industry to look into the topic further.
It is exciting to see the similar energy for usability reflected in the industry, with almost half of poll respondents performing usability testing in the package design process: