Roughly 28,000 new Bivona tracheostomy tubes manufactured by Smiths Medical are currently awaiting sterilization.
Parents of kids with tracheostomy tubes are unable to get new tubes due to a shortage that is the direct result of a recent sterilization plant being shut down by the Illinois EPA.
FDA is carefully monitoring the medical device supply chain amid a shutdown of facilities that use a gas called ethylene oxide to sterilize medical devices.
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.