How do you meet environmental and sustainability objectives when designing medical devices? And what design considerations enable the technical cycles, known as the 4R loops of circular economy: reuse, repair, remanufacture and recycle? Stefano Vicenzetto explores the Flex approach to design for environment for medical devices.
SUSTAINABILITY IN MEDTECH DEVELOPMENT: AN ITERATIVE APPROACH BASED ON ECODESIGN AND LIFE CYCLE SCREENINGS
Life Cycle Assessments are a valuable but time-consuming and, ultimately, retrospective method for assessing MedTech product sustainability. Christoffer Thomsen and Peter Werner Hansen dive into an iterative and data-driven approach to more sustainable MedTech development based on Ecodesign and Life Cycle Screenings.
Christophe Marie, Taylor Price and Julien Storz chart the commitments and progress made to date by Aptar in achieving its sustainability targets. The authors also provide examples of integrated, circular economy initiatives undertaken by Aptar Pharma at a product solution level and comment on concrete commitments that can be made to further progress towards sustainability.