Options Abound in Sterilization of Medical Devices
The use of ethylene oxide for medical device sterilization has long been lauded for its ability to effectively reach tight spaces, its low cost and its global availability, making the method ideal for a long list of reusable and disposable medical devices that improve patient care and outcomes. But ethylene oxide is a toxic gas and a known carcinogen, and air quality issues in and around sterilization facilities have become problematic in recent months, bringing the potential health and environmental risks to the headlines. Consequently, device manufacturers and health providers face enormous business challenges as the industry tries to balance the needs of all stakeholders.
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