Medical Device Sterilization

The healthcare industry depends on the proper sterilization of medical devices to keep patients safe from pathogens such as bacteria and viruses that lead to infection and other adverse patient outcomes. Medical device sterilization is critical to patient care, and Ethylene Oxide is one of the leading methods for medical device sterilization worldwide.

What is Ethylene Oxide?

Ethylene Oxide one of the only chemicals that can be used for the sterilization of almost all medical devices including plastics, elastomers, battery-containing devices, and other sensitive materials. The same cannot be said for other technologies, such as heat sterilization, radiation or peroxide. Many of the devices that undergo Ethylene Oxide sterilization are essential for saving lives.

How We Service The Medical Device Sterilization Market

Ethylene Oxide penetrates throughout complex medical devices, able to diffuse through truckload quantities of palletized product, destroying pathogens and sterilizing devices.  Along with its broad materials compatibility, Ethylene Oxide sterilization is capable of processing large volumes providing the levels of efficacy needed for patient safety.

Additional Benefits of Ethylene Oxide

Ethylene Oxide is effective at low temperatures which provides significant advantages as temperature-sensitive materials of construction such as plastics can be sterilized. Many critical healthcare products can only be sterilized with Ethylene Oxide. Additionally, the vast majority of medical device kits, which are critical for streamlining, simplifying, and error-proofing the device supply for many surgical procedures are sterilized with Ethylene Oxide due to the large variety of devices typically found in kits and the wide range of materials compatibility that Ethylene Oxide provides.

Key Products for the Medical Device Sterilization Market

100% Ethlyene Oxide 3.0

100% Ethylene Oxide

Ethylene Oxide/Carbon Dioxide blend

Ethylene oxide equal or less than 9%

Ethylene Oxide/Carbon Dioxide blend

Ethylene oxide more than 58% but equal or less than 87%