TSO3 simplifies sterilisation of heavy-duty, battery-powered orthopaedic instrument sets

Published: 10-Aug-2016

The company offers single-cycle solution that can replace steam and legacy low-temperature sterilisation practices

TSO3, an innovator in sterilisation technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, has completed sterile efficacy validation for multiple, heavy-duty battery-powered orthopaedic instrument sets in a single sterilisation cycle using its Sterizone VP4 Steriliser.

These large and heavy instrument sets consist of batteries, attachments, handpieces and inserts.

The instrument sets are often 'split up' and sterilised in multiple steam cycles or a combination of the traditional steam and legacy low-temperature sterilisation (LTS) systems.

The Sterizone VP4 Steriliser has been validated to process complete instrument sets in a single cycle – allowing the instruments to travel together within a hospital and arrive sterile at the operating room together.  

This means faster turn-around times, simpler instrument management and cost-effective reprocessing when compared to traditional steam and LTS systems.

'This sterile efficacy validation demonstrates our Sterizone VP4 Steriliser's ability to streamline medical device reprocessing for orthopedic instrument sets,' said TSO3 President and CEO Ric Rumble.

'Our technology replaces the need for steam sterilisation of these sets and allows customers to keep their instrument sets together during reprocessing, which allows for efficient, flexible, safe and cost-effective healthcare sterile reprocessing to improve patient care.'

TSO3 recently announced that it had received US clearance for extended claims relating to the terminal sterilisation of multi-channel flexible endoscopes.

The FDA clearance of additional claims represents an entirely new level of patient protection against ineffective device reprocessing resulting from the use of less robust systems like high-level disinfection, particularly for video colonoscopes and gastroscopes.

The Sterizone VP4 Steriliser is a low-temperature system that uses two sterilants, vaporised hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and ozone (O3), to achieve terminal sterilisation of heat and moisture sensitive medical devices.

Its single pre-programmed cycle can sterilise a large number and wide range of compatible devices, creating a cost-effective sterilisation process with error free cycle selection.

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