What are ethylene oxide alternatives for medical device sterilization?
Finding ethylene oxide alternatives for medical device sterilization is crucial as regulators consider new rules in light of health risks.
Medical Design & Outsourcing — 2023
FDA reports sterilization challenge progress as EPA takes aim at EtO emissions
A massive verdict in an ethylene oxide lawsuit demonstrates the high stakes of medical device sterilization safety while regulators and industry seek solutions.
EPA, FDA and AdvaMed – 2022
How to better clean fiber optics in medical devices
When it comes to fiber optics in medical devices, cleaning is essential for reliability.
MicroCare – 2021
How decontamination could solve the COVID-19 mask shortage problem
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
How plasma treatment offers green, cost-efficient preparation of plastics
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
Federal agencies will control the fate of medtech’s most-used sterilization method
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.
What is peracetic acid sterilization?
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.
Revox Sterilization Solutions – 2018
This sterilization innovation is enabling in-situ curable silicone
A novel method to develop in-situ curable silicone relies on gas-permeable packaging and EtO sterilization.
NuSil, an Avantor brand – 2018
How to select sterile barrier systems for reusable medical devices
Sterile barrier systems are key components in medical device sterilization, so selecting the right barrier is essential.
Nelson Labs– 2017