Faller Packaging has developed the EasyTake Box, a safe, space-saving and easy-to-handle solution to go with a rapid PCR-based COVID-19 testing system. The testing system for use at the point of care such as hospital emergency rooms, is based on insertable test cartridges. The cartridges must be sealed in hermetic packages and be kept close at hand at all times.
The development team at Faller Packaging in Waldkirch was commissioned by Spindiag GmbH, a young medical technology company based in Freiburg, Germany, to devise a smart packaging solution for transporting and storing the recently launched PCR-based COVID-19 rapid testing system’s disposable cartridges. The result was the EasyTake Box.
This folding carton is designed so that users can easily take out the test cartridges with one hand: either from a chute or from the top in a ready-to-use tray. The EasyTake Box also has a built-in level indicator and a side pocket for the instructions for use. Colored labels allow the same package to be used for cartridges in other applications. The colours make it easy for users to identify the contents.
The EasyTake Box from Faller Packaging helps to save time and difficulties in hospitals and laboratories thanks to its smart, flexible design. It can thus play an important role in rapid, mobile COVID-19 testing using PCR. In addition, the box is made of pure monomaterial, which means it is fully recyclable.
“The EasyTake Box developed by Faller Packaging is perfect in-line with our goal of offering a safe, simple and efficient testing system,” says Dr. Mark Keller, co-founder and Chief Product Officer Engineering at Spindiag GmbH. “We based our requirements on the demands of routine work in hospitals, which often can be very hectic. The colored labels allow the users to safely distinguish between different tests. In addition, the handy EasyTake Box with its smart design is easily integrated into clinical workflows and can be kept within close reach efficiently, even when there is little space available.”
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