Sterilization Services
May 18, 2015
Wayne Rogers Olympus Corp.’s endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope has been associated with cases of infection and...
Sep 15, 2014
By Rebecca K. Pine and Mark Roberts   Ethylene oxide (EtO) was discovered in the late 1850s and first used as a sterilant in the 1940s. Once a go-to...
Jul 30, 2014
By Martell Winters and Paul L. Littley Ethylene oxide sterilization chambers are commonly used to sterilize medical devices. In the world of...
Apr 14, 2014
By Mark Botting, Hans Hartmann, and Susie Perlman Product sterilization using irradiation is an internationally accepted and widely utilized technology for...
Jun 28, 2013
Southern California is one of the more desirable hubs for life sciences, with a combination of large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego and suburban...
May 31, 2013
Note: This article is based on the white paper “Establishing Bioburden Alert and Action Levels,” available for download.  Most national...
Feb 10, 2012
A company offers rapid-turnaround sterilization of medical products. Because the sterilants break down into carbon dioxide, air, and water, no harmful...
Mar 29, 2011
A key aspect of the validation of a sterilization process, irrespective of the sterilizing agent, is an understanding of the product bioburden. This...
Mar 01, 2009
    STERILIZATION       A new sterilization process under development relies on oxides of nitrogen, and principally, nitrogen...
Mar 01, 2006
Table III. Materials that can be sterilized using dry heat. Material Maximum Temperature Acetal (polyoxymethylene) Up to 121°C Aluminum Up to...