Archive for the ‘Sterilisation’ Category

Irradiation Processing Experts to Meet in Shanghai

Monday, July 29th, 2013

After Montreal, London, Avignon and many points in between, the globe-trotting International Meeting on Irradiation Processing (IMRP) lands in Shanghai in November for its 17th annual meeting. The scientific conclave explores advances in sterilisation technologies related to healthcare products, polymer modification and food safety. More than 500 industry leaders and scientific ...

Ethylene Oxide Sterilisation Course Offers Participants Opportunity to Discuss Products Confidentially

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

An interactive course offered by High Edge Consulting will provide a detailed insight into ethylene oxide sterilisation. The course will be offered on 25 June and 15 October 2013 at Holiday Inn in Birmingham, UK.  

Sterile Medical Manufacturing Training Coming to Sheffield, UK

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Medical device consulting, auditing and training organisation NSF-DBA has announced an educational programme devoted to the manufacture of sterile medical devices that will be held in Sheffield, UK. The four-module course will address cleanroom and sterile medical manufacturing issues, packaging processes and the validation of cleaning processes from 15 to ...

The Value of Validation in Medtech Packaging

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Packaging abuse is all in a day’s work for Frans Kateman, Production and Validation Engineer at Sealed Air Nelipak (Venray, Netherlands). He drops packaging from various heights, exposes it to heat in an accelerated ageing chamber, subjects it to high pressure conditions, and shakes it every which way. Following a ...

Sterile Barrier Association Fetes 20th Anniversary with New Website and More Expansive Mission

Friday, March 8th, 2013

The Sterile Barrier Association (SBA) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, Director General David Harding spoke with medtechinsider about the association's formative years and how it is evolving from an inward-looking industry association to a source of information on sterile barrier systems for the world at ...

Gamma-Resistant FRAM RFID Chips Enable Cradle-to-Grave Tracking of Medical Devices

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Japan’s Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd has developed a radiation-resistant radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip with full traceability. When exposed even to small doses of gamma radiation, the memory of conventional RFID tags with E2PROM or Flash is completely erased or corrupted. By contrast, Fujitsu’s FerVID family of products with ferroelectric random access ...

Nichiyu Giken: Can You Say Diverse?

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

While in Japan recently, I made a stop at Nichiyu Giken. Talk about a diverse company. Their slogan is “from the ocean to outer space,” and they mean it. My purpose in visiting with them was to discuss their medical indicator strips, but hearing about the company background really opened ...

Medical Device Sterilisation: The X Factor

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_22532" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Click to enlarge: The layout of a typical X-ray pallet processing facility shows how different products with varying sterilisation requirements can be combined during the same irradiation cycle."][/caption] Although X-ray sterilisation has been used in medical device applications for approximately 15 years, uptake of the technology has ...

MEDTEC Europe Countdown: Sterilisation Systems and Services Offered for Medical Applications

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

MEDTEC Europe exhibitor Sterisys (Stand 6555) designs and manufactures EtO and steam sterilisers for medical technology applications. Offering new systems and the ability to refurbish existing sterilisers, the company additionally supplies process components and will assemble and commission equipment at the customer’s site. Modular construction concepts and rational production principles ...

Guidance Issued on Cleaning and Sterilisation of Reusable Medical Equipment

Monday, December 20th, 2010

US FDA requires manufacturers of reusable medical devices to provide complete written instructions for the handling, cleaning, disinfection, testing, packaging, sterilisation and, if appropriate, aeration of their products. To help manufacturers achieve compliance in the design, testing and labelling of such devices, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation ...

Leukocare Signs Cooperation Agreement with Sterigenics

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Leukocare AG, a privately owned company developing innovative life science technologies, announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Sterigenics, a global sterilisation services provider. As part of this cooperation, Leukocare plans to use their Stabilising and Protecting Solutions (SPS) technology together with Sterigenics’ irradiation expertise to establish new sterilisation ...

Isotron 2010 Lab Education Day: How to Ensure Your Device Is Sterile

Friday, October 29th, 2010

At the Isotron 2010 Lab Education Day on 30 November, 2010 you can find out how to ensure that your medical device is sterile. At the event taking place in Ettington Chase, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, attendees will learn more about microbiological validation and compliance. The education day will include speakers from ...