05322161 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 18 patents.

A flexible package of low moisture permeability suitable for packaging moisture sensitive materials and devices such as bioabsorbable surgical staples and clips and instruments containing these devices includes a first panel fabricated from a substantially transparent polymeric laminate film possessing an inorganic moisture vapor transmission barrier layer, the first panel having a measurable moisture vapor transmission rate and being bonded along its edges to the edges of a second panel fabricated from either (i) a transparent flexible polymeric laminate film possessing an inorganic moisture vapor transmission barrier layer which is the same as, or is different from, the film of the first panel; or (ii) an opaque, flexible metal foil laminate to form a contents-enclosing pouch therebetween, the pouch containing a quantity of desiccant and at least one sterile moisture-sensitive material or device, e.g., the aforesaid bioabsorbable staples, clips or instruments containing such staples or clips.

Title
Clear package for bioabsorbable articles
Application Number
7/982825
Publication Number
5322161
Application Date
November 30, 1992
Publication Date
June 21, 1994
Inventor
Stanley J Malinowski
Guilford
CT, US
David L Brown
Wallingford
CT, US
Daniel Shichman
Trumbull
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B65D 81/26
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