|Steri-Vac 3M Model
5XL Gas Sterilizer/Aerator
|Benefits of Ethylene
Health care facilities throughout the world have found ethylene oxide gas sterilization to be a dependable and effective method of sterilizing heat and/or moisture sensitive devices. The following are the major benefits of gas sterilization.
· All microorganisms, including resistant spores, are killed by the chemical reaction with ethylene oxide.
· Materials can be prepackaged, then sterilized and maintained sterile until used.
· Ethylene oxide is relatively non-corrosive to plastic, metal, or rubber materials.
· Biological (e.g. Attest biological indicators and chemical (e.g. Indox EO monitor tape or Comply EO indicators) monitoring systems can be used to ensure that sterilization parameters are met and to distinguish processed from un processed materials.
Ethylene oxide can be used to sterilize those materials that cannot be immersed in liquid disinfectants or processed by steam or dry heat sterilization.