by Healthcare Purchasing News
PHILADELPHIA, December 1, 2009 -- New sterilization technologies are also in the works. Millennium Surgical Corp., Narbeth, PA, is investigating the development of sterilization technology that it predicts could be the solution to the high cost of sterilization equipment, high operating and maintenance costs, inconsistent performance and the deterioriation of instruments caused by high heat and use of water/steam. The sterilization process in this new technology begins after cleaned instruments are put into a vacuum-sealed container or pouch. The container or pouch is then attached to the gas input unit for sterilization; in fewer than five minutes, the container or pouch is delivered sterile and sealed, with no residual gases inside. The container or pouch can be safely transported to the point of use without compromise and the instruments will be cool and dry and ready for use.
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