DSF/FPREN ISO 25424
Sterilization of health care products – Low temperature steam and formaldehyde – Requirements for development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices (ISO/FDIS 25424:2018)
|ICS Code (Sterilization and disinfection in general):||11.080.01|
1.1 Inclusions 1.1.1 This International Standard specifies requirements for the development, validation and routine control of a Low Temperature Steam and Formaldehyde (LTSF) sterilization process for medical devices. NOTE - Although the scope of this standard is limited to medical devices, it specifies requirements and provides guidance that can be applicable to other products and equipment. 1.1.2 This International Standard is intended to be applied by process developers, manufacturers of sterilization equipment, manufacturers of medical devices to be sterilized and the organizations with responsibility for sterilizing medical devices (see ISO 14937:2009, Table E.1). 1.1.3 This International Standard covers sterilization processes which use a mixture of low temperature steam and formaldehyde as sterilant, and which are working below ambient pressure only. 1.2 Exclusions 1.2.1 This International Standard does not specify requirements for the development, validation and routine control of a process for inactivating the causative agents of spongiform encephalopathies such as scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Specific recommendations have been produced in particular countries for the processing of materials potentially contaminated with these agents. NOTE - See ISO 22442-1, ISO 22442-2 and ISO 22442-3. 1.2.2 This standard does not specify requirements for designating a medical device as "STERILE". Such requirements are given in EN 556-1. 1.2.3 This standard does not specify a quality management system for the control of all stages of production of medical devices.