Ultra-light container designed for complex medical device

An important safety and efficacy trial for an advanced medical device for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) is expected to be fully enrolled by the end of this year. At the same time, the product is an impressive example of how packaging designs are changing to reduce operating room waste.

The HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System is described by CardioFocus (Marlborough, MA) as the first catheter ablation system to incorporate an endoscope for direct visualization of the beating heart, a laser energy source and a compliant balloon catheter.

"Achieving this enrollment milestone speaks to the clinical need for an advanced treatment for AF, a condition that is only continuing to increase in prevalence," said Burke Barrett, VP of Regulatory & Clinical Affairs at CardioFocus. Some three million people suffer with AF....

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