Clipless Dispensers for Catheter & Guidewires – Clip-Free and Worry-Free
Clipless Dispenser for Catheters & Guidewires
Clipped dispensers are the most common style of coiled guidewire and catheter dispensers used today. Unfortunately, a packaging puncture from a single clip can quickly compromise the sterility of a device and adversely affect a patient’s safety. Clips generate excessive waste, packaging bulk, and have the potential to break free during shipping or in the operating room.
CleanCut Technologies’ award-winning patented one-piece Clipless Dispenser addresses these challenges with a sleek, slim and symmetrical design that is optimized for retention of a device during shipping, storage, and ease of use during surgical procedures.
The Clipless Dispenser material is pre-qualified for biocompatibility using HDPE and PE tubing following 2Xs 100% EtO and Gamma sterilization, and has passed three years of real-time aging. Tubing can be manufactured in various sizes and lengths from 15” to 217” to accommodate any guidewire or catheter size, and is thermally bonded for superior security without clips or adhesives. We also design and supply custom luer retention elements to ensure devices are packaged safe and secure.
For a complete all-in-one packaging system, our Dispenser Integrated System Kit (DISK) includes a Clipless Dispenser thermally bonded to a pouch card to provide additional retention and packaging of procedurally related components such as syringes, luers, and needles.
While medical device manufacturers are impressed with the reduced packaging and cost savings the DISK offers, it is surgical teams that have truly recognized the convenience and ease of use of the system.
Dual Hoop Catheter DISK
Looking to eliminate additional catheter and guidewire packaging? The DISK has been further enhanced by adding a second coiled hoop to the backer card. This entirely new packaging solution for distributing different size catheters and guidewires in one system, eliminates the need for additional catheter packaging and offers significant cost savings. The DISK reduces packaging, waste, assembly time and shelf space.
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The Flexible Option for Pouches or Trays
CleanCut’s proven pouch cards safely and securely retain your medical device in a pouch to protect from damage and contamination, while reducing overall packaging footprint and costs.
Pouch cards can be manufactured in lengths from 2” to 74”, in various gauges and colors, with almost limitless retention elements and design flexibility. Material is validated for biocompatibility per ISO 10993 following EtO and gamma sterilization.
CleanCut offers the shortest lead times in the industry for prototypes and production orders – typically within five working days. Turnkey prototype verification and development validation samples are created prior to production tooling, which allows for rapid revisions to ensure your deadlines are met.
For a simple and inexpensive way to maximize your brand, our in-house pad printing service allows you to print pouch cards with logos, instructions, part numbers and more.
Pouch cards are manufactured in our Class 8 cleanroom and transported into our Class 7 cleanroom for assembly, cleaning, inspection, double poly bagging and labeling.
Pouch cards meet the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (94/62/EC and 2004/12/EC) for limiting packaging weight and volume, while meeting green initiatives for the utilization of recyclable packaging materials.
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Our Vault Packaging System is an innovative alternative to pouch-style packaging that protects and retains medical devices. The Vault Packaging System combines a universal thermoformed tray with the flexibility and versatility of our pouch cards.
By inserting a customized card into a universal tray, changes to the card can be made quickly and easily and without the cost and long lead time associated with revising and manufacturing a mold for a tray change.
Benefits of the Vault Packaging System may include shorter validation times associated with product changes, line extensions and the release of similar “family” devices. Once a Vault has been validated, additional devices may be launched utilizing the same tray and small modifications to the card that may not warrant full validations based on density, design and proper justification.
Easy Loading Fixture or ELF™
The ELF is a time-saving fixture designed to reduce assembly time and increase output for medical device manufacturers. It is a custom-designed fixture that simultaneously releases retention elements on a pouch card within seconds. Without the need for assembly teams to perform this manually, medical device manufacturers can expect their output to increase significantly.
The ELF is not only durable, but exceptionally easy to use. Simply place the pouch card in the ELF, close the lid and push the handles. The ELF is custom-designed to the exact specifications of your device, which allows the pins within the ELF fixture, to accurately push all retention elements in place.
Medical devices can be conveniently loaded on the pouch card either inside, outside or on top of the ELF. The pouch card is then easily removed with devices safely and securely in place.
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Optimal Protection and Consistent Clean-Peel Performance
Pouch-style packaging gives medical device manufacturers a superior flexible sterile barrier to protect their devices. CleanCut Technologies offers Tyvek® material, along with validated polymers and other materials for exceptional breathability and repeatable, reliable clean-peel pouch performance. The innovative structure of Tyvek® resists microbial penetration and has the flexible strength to guard against device punctures.
Our pouches are manufactured with precision and reliability to your exact specifications. Our servo-controlled machines produce a consistent repeatable seal, time after time. Our validated equipment has fully-adjustable rollers and sealing controls, eliminating the need for customer tooling. Pouches can be manufactured up to 18” wide by 80” long with non-overlapping seals, which can lead to burn-through and other quality issues.
CleanCut offers custom in-line pouch printing for a cleaner-looking pouch, finished in the same amount of time it takes to produce a plain pouch. Printing artwork up to 36” long directly on a Tyvek pouch versus a printed label improves branding and saves significant material and labor costs. We provide quick-turn printing requests and rapid design changes.
Our pouches and lids are manufactured in our Class 100,000 (Class 8) cleanroom and then transported into our Class 10,000 (Class 7) cleanroom for additional assembly, cleaning, inspection, double polybagging and labeling.
End-to-End Solution to Protect and Market your Device
CleanCut designs and offers precisely sized SBS shelf cartons and corrugated sterilization master cartons for a total end-to-end packaging solution. All cartons are designed to reduce material footprints and can be ordered plain or with custom printed graphics and logos resulting in unique product branding. We specialize in the “hard to find” cartons ranging from 4” up to 80” in length with the controls and traceability expected from the medical device industry.
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