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How adding a “cool” sterilization system can help you mitigate risk.

Sterilization technologies

Quality patient care is increasingly dependent on multiple disciplines working together. Your sterilization technologies should be no different.

Steam sterilization is the preferred method for sterilizing critical medical and surgical instruments. However, low temperature sterilization is required for those medical devices that cannot tolerate the heat and or moisture in a steam sterilization cycle.1How can you help ensure all of your hospital’s medical devices are safe and available for all procedures?

You need to add the right technology to your mix to help you mitigate the risk.

How to keep cool during the sterilization process

Ethylene Oxide (EO) provides a safe and effective way to eliminate life-threatening micro-organisms – helping to secure patient safety. Today, over half of all sterile single-use medical products are sterilized using this method.2

For example, the 3M™ Steri-Vac™ Sterilizer/Aerator GS Series provides a 100% Ethylene Oxide (EO) treatment. This low temperature EO sterilization method has been used for over 50 years.

The next generation of EO sterilization

Recently 3M introduced the next generation of this product – the 3M™ Steri-Vac™ Sterilizer/Aerator GS Series. This updated system features enhanced features and software designed to make the operating process more user-friendly.

Upgrades include:

  • Colour touchscreen display that provides step-by-step instructions for the operator
  • Internet connectivity monitors for software updates while the system is idle
  • Ethernet port and USB ports for connectivity, data transfer, and exporting diagnostic data
  • Scanning capability for ensure correct cartridge size and steriliant is within shelf life
  • Continuously indicates cycle status and estimated time remaining


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