AAMI - TIR16
Microbiological aspects of ethylene oxide sterilization
|Publication Date:||1 January 2009|
This technical information report (TIR) addresses various microbiological aspects of the development and validation of an ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization process. It does not cover the various factors that can have an effect on the bioburden of the product and on the sterilization process. This TIR provides additional guidance to ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135-1:2007 and ANSI/AAMI/ISO TIR11135-2:2008 for medical device manufacturers, including those that use contract sterilization facilities or contract sterilization operations.
Although the information presented was developed for application to medical devices, the content of this guideline may also be applied to other relevant products or materials.