The Actreen Lite Mini sterile urinary catheter took the top prize in the medical device category at today’s 2011 Pharmapack Awards. An intermittent urinary catheter specifically designed for the female anatomy, the device was recognised for its innovative design and packaging that bring a measure of convenience to users. Evelyne Le Goff, Urinary Care and Infection Control at B. Braun, accepted the award, which she dedicated to “les femmes.” The prize was awarded at the Pharmapack trade show and conference that runs until tomorrow at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris.
The PVC-free catheter—the fact that the material is phthalate-free is featured prominently in the marketing of the device—is designed to provide autonomy to the user. A compact packaging concept, including a case that allows the user to discretely carry around enough Actreen Lite Minis for the day or weekend, also caught the eye of the judges.Norbert Sparrow