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1. (WO2015044811) GAS PERMEABLE STERILIZATION AND SHIPPING PACKAGE SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/044811    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2014/064290
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 06 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B65D 75/00
B65D 33/02
A61L 2/00
Applicants: AVENT, INC.
Inventors: GORMAN, Sean, P.
Title: GAS PERMEABLE STERILIZATION AND SHIPPING PACKAGE SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS
Abstract:
The present invention provides a gas permeable sterilization and shipping package system for medical products. The system includes a gas permeable sterilization package composed of an upper panel and a lower panel. Each panel has a main panel element, panel edges, and panel margins at or near the panel edges. The upper panel and the lower panel are joined at their respective panel margins so the respective main panel elements define a compartment for holding one or more articles to be sterilized. At least a portion of at least one panel is permeable to sterilant gas. The system includes at least one reinforcement strip joined to a panel at least at one location on its main panel element between its panel margins. Also disclosed is a method of sterilizing and shipping one or more items used in a medical procedure by utilizing the gas permeable sterilization and shipping package system.