Ethylene oxide (also known as EO or EtO) processing is widely used for the sterilization of healthcare devices and instruments. The process involves exposing products to ethylene oxide gas under vacuum in a sealed chamber. EO sterilization assures that a safe and sterile product will be delivered to the market each and every time.
Ethylene oxide sterilization is a chemical process consisting of four primary variables: gas concentration, humidity, temperature and time. EO is an alkylating agent that disrupts the DNA of microorganisms, which prevents them from reproducing. The EO penetrates the breathable packaging and sterilizes all accessible surfaces of the product to render products sterile by alkylation of proteins essential for cell reproduction.
Ethylene oxide can penetrate multiple layers of breathable packaging, making it suitable for the sterilization of a wide range of materials not compatible with other methods of sterilization:
When selecting a sterilization partner, manufacturers need to choose a contractor who has the flexibility and technical capability to meet the demands of the specific devices.
The ethylene oxide sterilization process may take place within a traditional ethylene oxide sterilization cycle
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