Oliver Healthcare Packaging wins Healthcare Asia Awards for Packaging Design of the Year
It was recognised for its cutting-edge medical device packaging design, Dispenser Integrated System Kit (DISK).
Over the years, innovation has been a driving force in Oliver's growth. From its humble beginnings as a machinery company in 1890, the company later transitioned into medical packaging in 1968 and worked their way to become the industry leader they’re known for today.
With almost half a century experience in medical packaging, the company abides by its mission to safely deliver life-saving products by creating packaging with the highest level of quality and innovative design.
One of its most cutting-edge medical device packaging design is the Dispenser Integrated System Kit (DISK), which, when combined with an HDPE CleanCut Card, is an all-in-one system that reduces waste, assembly time and shelf space by eliminating the need for additional packaging for procedurally related components. Consequently, it offers significant cost and time savings are realised by medical device manufacturers.
The Dispenser Integrated System Kit (DISK) is a coiled hoop made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), thermally bonded (with no adhesives) to an HDPE die-cut CleanCut card also known as mounting card or backer card. The coiled hoop is a clipless system; hence, it is also known as the “Clipless Dispenser”. The Clipless Dispenser allows placement of the entire catheter or a guidewire into the hoop, and drawing it with a controlled pull, provides an amazingly useful combination of secure fixturing with ease of withdrawal.
The CleanCut card allows retention of procedurally related components such as syringes, luers, and needles. Thus, the DISK provides a combination of meeting dual intended end uses for packaging medical-use guidewires and catheters as well as additional components in one package system.
Current catheter and guidewire dispensers are held together using multiple injection molded clips which add costs, additional waste, increased packaging size, and unreliability in holding the device securely. The clips can also fall off in the sterile field, which can cause pouch punctures and result in failing to retain the device.
Oliver’s DISK addresses this important concern by doing away with the injection molded clips with its patented Clipless Dispenser. While the dispenser retains and protects guidewires and catheters, the CleanCut card provides additional retention of procedurally-related components, presenting multiple components in one relevant package.
This eliminates the need to open multiple sterile pouches and shelf cartons to assemble individual components and reduce about 20-30% of packaging waste. Moreover, the Dual Hoop Catheter DISK packages multiple catheters and guidewires of varying sizes – along with any procedural components.
The DISK’s innovative design, together with its resulting benefits to users, are what garnered Oliver’s Healthcare Asia’s Packaging Design of the Year award this year.
Oliver Healthcare Packaging understands the responsibility they have to the global healthcare market. This fuels their motivation to protect the medical devices within their packaging giving utmost protection to the person whose life will be impacted by that device. For them, the most valuable thing they can create for their clients and patients is trust.
Speaking on this win is their general manager in Southeast Asia, Dr. Aldin Velic, as he discusses about how an all-in-one package system for medical equipment not only has immensely helped nurses and medical teams in operating rooms all over the world but also improved patient safety.