Friday 27 June 2014

Developments in medical device sterilisation technology

Over the past 40 years, there has been a significant change in how medical devices are manufactured, principally, from the use of metal and glass to medical grade polymers for single-use and disposable products. This shift, combined with more stringent regulations to more accurately address issues related to infection control, prompted the previous major change in sterilisation from steam autoclaving (often applied at the point of use, such as hospitals and doctors’ offices) to a requirement that products are delivered sterile by the manufacturer.

In relation to this, Edward Cappabianca, CEO, EnXray, has written an interesting overview of the technology for Cleanroom Technology.

The past few decades have seen little innovation in OEM medical device sterilisation methods, but today’s up and coming technologies could be more appropriate for the modern needs of manufacturers.

For further details, see Controlled Environments

Posted by Tim Sandle

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