Case Study: Monitoring Surgical Stent Temperatures to Ensure Patient Safety
stents from being used in surgical
procedures, while ensuring efficient
temperature monitoring and
documentation of each device.
For years, the medical device
industry has used two labels on
a barcode for product information
and a temperature indicator to
warn of possible product damage.
ATI addressed the challenge by
combining a 2D barcode with a
temperature excursion indicator.
The 2D barcode labels are applied
in the initial stage of the packaging
process. Since the barcodes must be
scanned at various steps during final
packaging, this process prevents a
stent from being shipped without
a temperature label.
The hybrid HTA/2D barcode label
solved a dual challenge, while
highlighting Boston Scientific’s
quality focus. Both time- and
cost-savings were achieved with the
application and scanning processes
reduced from two steps to one.
Simplified validation also improves
quality of care in surgical centers
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