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Prent Wins 16th WorldStar for Pioneering Cardiac Package

Prent's pioneering cardiac medical package wins WorldStar Award.

JANESVILLE, WI—December 3, 2014—Prent Corporation was recently honored with a WorldStar Award in the medical device packaging category from the World Packaging Organization (WPO). This is Prent’s 16th such award in the past 22 years.

WorldStars are the pre-eminent international award in packaging. The award is presented only to those packages which—having already won recognition in a national competition—are compared by an expert panel of judges to similar packages from around the world. Awards are based on the judges' consensus that a package is superior in its own right and better in its class in execution or innovation by comparison.

The Packaging Engineer of the medical device company using the WorldStar package believes Prent’s “innovative solution and technical expertise to the difficult problem of securing the product’s connector was impressive.”

Joseph T. Pregont, Prent President and CEO, says, “This award is a confirmation of our ability to continually meet or exceed our customers’ packaging challenges and demands.”

The package not only provides protection and support to the device, but also:

• Functions as an integral step in preparing the device for use.
• Features engravings to simplify the precise steps necessary for device use.
• Minimizes packaging costs by using a one piece retainer/cover, a down-sized footprint, thinner gauge recyclable material and existing shipping cartons and pouches.

Prent Corporation is the world’s leading designer and producer of custom thermoformed packages for the medical device industry. Headquartered in Janesville, WI, USA—and the winner of 16 WorldStar medical packaging awards—it operates Class 8 Clean Room facilities in China, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Denmark, Arizona and Wisconsin.

For more information contact Prent Marketing Director Vicki Damron at