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Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, November/December 2014

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pmpnews.com • Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News November/December 2014 24 Rigid Packaging Reducing Size While Focusing on Durability Packaging for Boston Scientifc's Lead Delivery System wins AmeriStar Award. I n this year's AmeriStar Awards p r o g r a m , B o s t o n S c i e n t i f i c was recognized in the Medical Device category for its ACUITY Pro Lead Delivery System pack- aging. Used for the next-generation ACUITY Pro product, the new rigid thermoformed tray and lid assembly represents a 50% volume reduction and a reduction in sterilization costs of 50%. PMP News spoke to Chad Betlach, Senior Packaging Engineer at Boston Scientific and the project's lead pack- aging engineer, about the package redesign process, which utilized "voice of the customer" input. Size reduction was the project's pri- mary goal, along with durability and aesthetics. Sales reps routinely carry ACUITY product to potential cus- tomers in sales bags filled with mul- tiple products of varying sizes, Boston Scientific reported in a statement pro- vided to PMP News. Boston Scientifc's ACUITY Pro Tray and Lid hold components in place without pressurized contact. The next-generation thermoformed tray and lid combination reduced volume by 50%.

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