Like all medical equipment, testing machines and supplies for hospitals, clinics, private offices, and pharmacies must meet the highest standards. The need for a high level of quality isn’t just about customer satisfaction. While that is important, it’s also vital to ensure the supplies and equipment used by patients is safe.
For these reasons, the distributor who provides your equipment and supplies should be dedicated to providing high quality products that meet the high standards set by the healthcare community. This means ensuring everything from the packaging to the product itself is evaluated for durability and strength. Suppliers that conduct accelerated aging tests, leak detection, seal strength evaluations, and package quality tests can be trusted to provide the highest quality in service and in their products.
Accelerated aging tests are effective in determining how time and environmental factors will affect the medical packaging of your supplies. By exposing the packaging to extreme temperature changes and varying humidity levels, the passage of time can be simulated. This helps determine how long a package can be stored without compromising the quality of its contents.
Where thermoform materials are used to create the package or the package contains a flexible barrier, the durability of the seal should also be tested. Evaluating the strength of the heat seal is the best way to ensure that the overall package is reliable and durable.
Finally, medical equipment packaging should be put through a rigorous test to determine its integrity and its ability to protect its contents. Exposing the package to vibrations, drops from high locations, impact testing, and temperature variations help determine the quality and effectiveness of each type of package.
Even when you find a supplier that offers the highest quality medical supplies, poor packaging can devalue those products. A distributor that is driven by providing the highest level of quality in their packaging can ensure you’ll get the supplies you need and in excellent condition. Frequent testing of packaging helps ensure every one of your medical supply products reaches your facility in the same condition it was in at the time it was manufactured.