Ethylene Oxide Processing

Ethylene oxide is also called as EO or ETO, it is a low temperature vaporous cycle broadly used to sanitize an assortment of medical devices, for example, single use medical devices. Using a vacuum-based interaction, EO sterilization can effectively enter surfaces of most healthcare products and its lower temperature makes it an optimal cycle for a wide assortment of materials.

What is Ethylene Oxide Processing?

EO chamber Ethylene oxide sterilization comprises of four essential factors:

• Gas fixation
• Humidity
• Temperature
• Time

EO is an alkylating specialist that disturbs cell metabolism and regenerative cycles of microorganisms. EO infiltrates breathable bundling, connecting with all open surfaces of the item to convey the necessary sterility assurance level (SAL).

What is Ethylene Oxide Used For?

EO is appropriate for the sanitization of a wide scope of materials not viable with different techniques for cleansing. Items regularly handled with ethylene oxide include:
• Gathered complex devices
• Catheters
• Custom technique packs
• Equipment with integrated electronics
• Multi-lumen tubing products
• Stents
• Wound consideration dressings

What are the Benefits of Ethylene Oxide Processing?

Materials sanitized with EO are not presented to exorbitant hotness, dampness, or radiation. Hence, a wide variety of materials, especially polymeric parts normally utilized in medical devices, can be disinfected with EO. Material similarity is described in AAMI TIR 17 (similarity of materials subject to disinfection). Items can be sanitized in their last bundling, since EO will permeate the sealed films and cartons used to package the device.
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