ConvaTec Group has patented a packaging design for medical devices, specifically intermittent catheters. The packaging includes user-friendly features like tear-away region, interaction points, and user-sealable seal. The design aims to enhance user experience and convenience. GlobalData’s report on ConvaTec Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on ConvaTec Group, was a key innovation area identified from patents. ConvaTec Group's grant share as of February 2024 was 44%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Packaging for intermittent catheter with user-friendly opening and sealing

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: ConvaTec Group Plc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11911571B2) discloses a packaging design for housing an intermittent catheter. The packaging features first and second side walls sealed around a periphery, with major edges including a straight edge and a tapered edge. An interaction region with visual and tactile indicators provides user engagement, while a tear-away region allows for easy opening. The packaging also includes a sealing arrangement for user-sealable closure and textured surface profiles for enhanced grip and feel. The design aims to improve user experience and functionality in handling intermittent catheters.

The patent further details variations in the packaging design, such as the positioning of the interaction region, curved edges, and triangular tear-away regions. Different visual and tactile indicators, sealing arrangements, and textured surface profiles are also explored to enhance usability and convenience. The packaging is specifically tailored for intermittent catheters, with options for resealable seals, water-resistant properties, and user-friendly tear-away features. By focusing on user interaction, ease of opening, and secure closure, the patented packaging design aims to address practical needs and improve the overall experience for individuals using intermittent catheters.

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