A new process for ozone sterilization could resolve earlier limitations with the gas and position it as a solution for complex and fragile products.
Pentax acquired PlasmaBiotics to strengthen its hygiene portfolio and reduce cross-contamination risks associated with endoscopy devices.
A new study offers more evidence that single-use bronchoscopes could be a better alternative to reusable devices.
The New Brunswick, NJ-based company has received a $2.7 billion offer for its sterilization unit from Fortive and is planning to sell its LifeScan diabetes unit to Platinum Equity for $2.1 billion.
A process control system for EtO sterilization chambers could give medical device companies "precise" control.
FDA expects new disposable distal caps to play a major role in the fight against deadly scope-related infections.
Expansion expected to serve customers throughout the United States. It was time for gamma capacity in the United States to expand. Sterigenics International LLC has just added a new irradiator at its West Memphis, AR, facility, nearly tripling the location's gamma sterilization capacity. The new...
A supplier of both turnkey sterilization systems and contract sterilization services shares its perspective. Cosmed recently built a 13-pallet, truck height (110") sterilizer. After acquiring a contract ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization facility in Erie, PA, Cosmed Group Inc. is...
As the focus on hospital-acquired infections intensifies, some medical device manufacturers are considering deep UV light emitting diodes for smaller, portable disinfection devices. Here's how the technology can be used in medical device design.
With fewer safety risks and a faster turnaround time, VPA sterilization can allow medical device OEMs to sterilize product in house.
The agency has issued final guidance on how it intends to address novel sterilization processes used for devices labeled as sterile and submitted for 510(k) clearance.
A U.S. federal judge's opinion suggests that x-ray sterilization might not be the next big thing for medical device sterilization--at least not for a while. Synergy Health's industrial x-ray sterilization facility in Daniken , Switzerland, is able to process up to 80,000 pallets annually. (...
Weighing in on the rash of infections and deaths associated with Olympus’s duodenoscope, a commentator offers provocative insights into how to grapple with microbes.
Nitrogen dioxide sterilization is superior to EtO for sterilizing the external surfaces of drug and biologic combination products.
With 15 years of experience consulting on polymers in the medical device field, Stephen Spiegelberg has spotted plenty of mistakes to avoid when it comes to sterilizing medical plastics. Here are two major mistakes that Spiegelberg , president of Boston-based Cambridge Polymer Group , says you...