Disinfection & Sterilization
Disinfection and sterilization are essential for ensuring that medical and surgical instruments do not transmit pathogenic microorganisms to patients. Disinfection describes a process that eliminates many or all pathogenic microorganisms on inanimate objects. Sterilization describes a process that destroys or eliminates all forms of microbial life and is carried out by physical or chemical methods.
Cantel Medical Acquires International Medical Service S.r.l.
Cantel Medical Corp. announces that it acquired International Medical Service S.r.l, or IMS, for a purchase price of €19.6 million in cash consideration. Located in Pomezia, Italy, IMS is a leading manufacturer of high-level disinfectant chemistries used in automated ...More
Crosstex/SPSmedical Introduces SporView VH2O2 Self-Contained BI
Crosstex/SPSmedical introduces the SporView® VH2O2 Self-Contained BI as an extension to its SporView® biological indicator (BI) product line. The new SporView® VH2O2 Self-Contained BI is designed to be used to monitor the efficacy of the hydrogen peroxide ...More
AAMI University Seeks Faculty
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) seeks industry experts, government employees or education professionals looking to teach others about quality systems (QS) and associated regulations for AAMI University. Until Nov. 14, interested ...More
Sterilucent, Inc. Technology Now Available in the U.S.
Sterilucent, Inc. announces that it has received clearance to market its flagship technology in the United States. The Sterilucent® PSD-85 Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer is a low-temperature vaporized hydrogen peroxide system designed for use in healthcare facilities that ...More
STERIS Launches Latest Innovation in Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Technology
STERIS Corporation announces the launch of the V-PRO® 60 Low Temperature Sterilization System, its latest innovative advance for today’s challenging healthcare market. This product provides healthcare professionals with a productive and cost-effective solution for ...More
Sterigenics International LLC Acquires Gamma Sterilization Provider
Sterigenics International LLC announces that it has acquired Gammarad, Italy’s leading gamma sterilization provider. Gammarad, established in 1969 and located in Bologna, Italy, provides gamma irradiation sterilization services for the biomedical, pharmaceutical, food ...More
Oseco Technology Designed to Protect Medical Sterilization Equipment from Over-Pressurization
Oseco provides pressure relief devices for the medical industry to minimize risk of over-pressurization during sterilization of vital medical equipment in autoclaves and other sterilizer units. As a leader in the pressure relief industry for ...More
Joint Commission Updates Equipment Maintenance Rules for Critical Access Hospitals
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is reporting that the Joint Commission (TJC) has updated its standards to align with new federal requirements that allow critical access hospitals to deviate from manufacturers’ maintenance ...More
AAMI, Stakeholders Discuss Humidity in the OR
Representatives from ASHRAE, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and The Joint Commission were among those who gathered at the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) headquarters on Oct. 23 ...More
Study Documents Millions in Unused Medical Supplies in U.S. Operating Rooms Annually
A Johns Hopkins research team reports that major hospitals across the U.S. collectively throw away at least $15 million a year in unused operating room surgical supplies that could be salvaged and used to ease critical shortages, improve surgical care and boost public ...More