Advanced Sterilization Products announced that it has received FDA clearance for its Sterrad Velocity Biological Indicator (BI) system.
The system reduces the time it takes to get sterilization results from several hours to only 30 minutes. BIs traditionally help prevent hospital-born infections, which can be costly.
“With a significantly shorter wait time, Sterrad Velocity reduces the risk of hospital sterilization departments releasing instruments prior to BI confirmation,” said Amy Smith, VP of Advanced Sterilization Products global marketing. “Now they will finally be able to know with certainty that proper sterilization conditions have been achieved before the instruments are used in patients.”
Advanced Sterilization Products has been working to enhance with sterilization solution by launching the Sterrad systems with ALLClear technology and ASP Access.
The recently cleared Sterrad Velocity is the only BI reader that automatically communicates BI information with the Sterrad Systems, ITS and hospital networks.
“As the only company that offers an integrated, end-to-end sterilization solution, ASP is in a unique position to help customers elevate patient safety while also maximizing compliance and efficiency in their daily routine,” Smith said. “Our complete ecosystem is designed to work together to provide the most accurate results. This ensures the lives of patients are better protected at a time when they are already vulnerable – when they are in hospitals and undergoing potentially life-changing procedures.”
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