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Will Medtech Rise to FDA's Sterilization Challenge?
FDA issued two challenges Monday, both of which aim to address the environmental concerns surrounding the use of a gas called ethylene oxide to sterilize medical devices.
In response to recent shutdowns of plants that use a gas called ethylene oxide to sterilize medical devices, FDA is challenging the industry to develop new approaches to device sterilization and to find ways to reduce emissions from the ethylene oxide sterilization process.