With cold and flu season rapidly approaching, public health officials worry about a resurgence of COVID-19 and personal protective equipment shortages. Protecting frontline workers will likely include decontaminating face masks.
University of Manitoba, Michigan State University – 2020
Surface treatment to prepare medical device components for printing or bonding may require complex cleaning methods or harmful chemicals. Plasma etching for improved adhesion, once limited to low-pressure chambers, is now available at atmospheric pressure.
Plasmatreat – 2020
The fate of the medical device industry’s most widely used sterilization process lies in the hands of the Environmental Protection Agency, which gave the medtech industry mixed signals in November about the gas used to sterilize billions of devices annually.
Vaporized peracetic acid (VPA) has become a game-changer in medical device sterilization, providing for a room-temperature process designed to preserve newer device materials and components.
A novel method to develop in-situ curable silicone relies on gas-permeable packaging and EtO sterilization.
NuSil, an Avantor brand – 2018
Sterile barrier systems are key components in medical device sterilization, so selecting the right barrier is essential.
Nelson Labs – 2017