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Sterilizing Units, Steam/Ethylene Oxide, Bulk

Definition : Sterilizing equipment that combines the use of steam and ethylene oxide gas in one unit; the equipment is designed for total inactivation of microorganisms that are or may be present on medical devices that are not sensitive to high temperature, water, or steam. The units are intended for simultaneous sterilization of a large volume (i.e., bulk) of medical devices. These units are usually a free-standing equipment including a large treatment chamber with shelves the devices to be sterilized are placed on, usually after being cleaned of gross debris and then packed; means to introduce the steam (typically from an external boiler using a dedicated line) and/or the ethylene oxide gas into the chamber; and controls to regulate the time and/or temperature of the procedure. Frequently the time and temperature of the sterilizing cycles are pre-established according the type of device to be sterilized; the typical sterilization temperature range is 121 to 135 degrees Celsius (250 to 275 degrees Fahrenheit). After the sterilization cycle is complete, the steam and gas residues are exhausted, frequently using partial vacuum to facilitate the extraction. Bulk steam/ethylene oxide sterilizing units are used mainly in hospital central supply departments and/or in other healthcare facility areas that perform a great deal of sterilization.

Entry Terms : "Sterilizers, Steam/Ethylene Oxide, Bulk"

UMDC code : 16172

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ARS Enterprises

Company Type: Parent

ARS ENTERPRISES was founded in 1971 by a former service technician for one of the major sterilizer manufacturers as an independent field service company serving the healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device, and medical diagnostics industries.

Buxton Medical Equipment Corp

Company Type: Parent

Buxton Medical Equipment Corporation, established in 1980, is a manufacturer of quality sterilizers and washing equipment for hospitals, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and research facilities.

ETC BioMedical Systems Group

Company Type: Parent

Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) was founded in 1969 with the goal of creating finely controlled simulated environments. At the age of twenty-six, acting President and CEO William F. Mitchell—with the help and encouragement of friend and mentor Al Richman —gathered enough backing to lay the foundation for what would later become ETC.

Independent Solutions Inc

Company Type: Parent

STERIS Corp

Company Type: Parent

STERIS is a global leader in infection prevention, contamination control, surgical and critical care technologies, and more.STERIS is the world's pre-eminent infection prevention, decontamination, and surgical and critical care company, with a long list of first-to-market products and industry-leading service innovations and thousands of customers in more than 60 countries. While the corporation was founded as Innovative Medical Technologies in 1985 and renamed STERIS in 1987, our history dates back to 1894 with the founding of American Sterilizer Company, a long-time, global leading innovator of sterilization products.

Tuttnauer USA Co Ltd

Company Type: Parent

Tuttnauer invests its full energies and resources in one area of expertise – sterilization and infection control. Ever since our early days, in 1925, we have always worked on large-scale joint projects with leading research institutes and universities to deliver tomorrow's technologies.

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