As a manufacturer, we understand your need to deliver trusted sterile medical devices to your customers and end users around the globe. Medical devices are complex, so the choice of sterilization technology must take into consideration the device’s design, material, product packaging, and final packaging. To achieve your sterilization goals, you may require Ethylene Oxide (EO or ETO), Gamma, Electron beam (E-Beam), X-ray, or Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) technologies.
With decades of sterilization expertise, Sterigenics offers a choice of modality through our global integrated network of state-of-the-art facilities.
How can our expertise help you?
- Customized solutions to ensure secure, safe, and effective processing
- A global integrated network of facilities located near your manufacturing or distribution hubs
- High-quality and consistent processes that exceed safety standards
- Industry Expert Advisors to assist in solution development, validation, and testing
- Expedited product processing services
- One partner for all your sterilization modality requirements and access to leading portfolio of best-in-class products
Modalities used to sterilize medical devices
- EO offers a wide range of material compatibility except for moisture- and temperature-sensitive materials. For manufacturers whose product is particularly radiation sensitive, EO can be an effective sterilization modality.
- Gammaoffers a wide range of polymer compatibility with some limitations due to oxidation effects. Product can be shipped to the final user as soon as it exits the Gamma irradiation facility.
- E-beamoffers a wide range of polymer compatibility with some limitations due to oxidation effects. For manufacturers whose goal is production of sterile product of low density or product packaged in small, uniform packages, E-beam can be an effective sterilization modality.
- X-rayoffers a wide range of polymer compatibility with some limitations due to oxidation effects. X-ray can be an effective sterilization modality for product of high density, in large volumes and in its final packaging.
- NO2 based sterilization offers ultra-low temperature, minimal pressure requirements, no cytotoxic residuals, and fast cycle times.
Since there are many considerations when sterilization is the required outcome, it’s best to collaborate with sterilization experts to ensure your unique product goal is achieved.